In the spring of 2016, Eston will mark it’s centennial as an incorporated community.
To begin the planning process to mark the milestone, Eston mayor Al Heron recently called a meeting of representatives from a cross-section of community organizations.
It was decided at the meeting that the main celebrations will be held over the July 1st long weekend in 2016. In addition, it is hoped that as local organizations plan activities for that year they will keep the centennial in mind.
Named to a committee to oversee the centennial planning were Shari Collinge, Gwen Etter, Irina Hartsook, Leslie Kraft, Dustin Meyer, Jonathan Meyer and Pat Toner. Kirk Cumiskey joins the committee as the Town of Eston representative.
Thompson was named committee chairman with Jonathan Meyer vice-chairman and Shari Collinge secretary.
The committee plans to meet monthly . Its first task will to identify possible community events for the centennial year.
Committee members want to hear from area residents who have ideas for events to mark the centennial or who would like to be involved as volunteers.
“This is a community celebration,” Thompson said. “The more community input we have into the planning process the better the celebration will be. It is always better to have too many ideas to work with than too few.”
The Town of Eston is currently seeking an Assistant Librarian. Join the Town of Eston Team today! Apply by Febraury 18.
Library Part Time Job Opportunity
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Great part time job opportunity for someone interested in working with the community and meeting new people in a positive, welcoming environment.
The Eston Wheatland Regional Library is seeking an Assistant Librarian to work approximately 6 hours per week. Some evenings required; days and hours negotiable. There is potential opportunity to mentor into future Head Librarian role.
Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian supports a wide array of library activities including children’s programming, library displays and features, book checkouts and returns, patron support, bulletin boards, a weekly newspaper submission, processing of cable fees and a range of other activities. There is also an opportunity to develop new library programming to engage various community groups such as seniors, youth and stay at home parents.
The ideal candidate is energetic, good with the public, interested in working with children, self-motivated, organized, creative, comfortable on computers and interested in community literacy. No post-secondary training or previous experience required. On-the-job training provided.
The Eston Wheatland Regional Library is a hub of activity in the community, with some of the highest circulation rates in the Wheatland region, second only to the region’s cities. Over 50 local school and pre-school visits occur annually. The library boasts public access computers, a province-wide borrowing network and a large selection of books, magazines, audio books and other materials.
The posting will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 18.