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Two longtime Giroux residents say it's sad to see their last community meeting place close down.

The Giroux Hall has been recently sold to the Reformed Congregation of North America. Mike Hornan, President of the Giroux United Farmers Mutal Co-op society, says the group will hold church services in the facility as well school classes during the week.

The hall was first incorporated in 1920 and Hornan says it's sad to see it go after so many years.

"It's a very uneasy feeling." he adds, "it's a sad situation but on the other hand since we can not keep it viable and operating, I'm glad that it's going to be put to good use."

Evelyn Martel, a long time Giroux resident and UFM member, explains, in its hay day, the hall was commonly rented for socials, weddings, showers, family gatherings as well as bingo. Martel says bingo was one of their main weekly events and largest source of income and once that slowed down, it made things tough financially.

"It is basically the only thing left in town because we have no store, we have no post office anymore, we don't have anything like that in town so that was basically one of the last meeting places so to speak," Martel comments.

The church group takes possession of the hall Friday, February 15.

 

 

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