They came, they built, they had fun.

It took many different moving parts to bring the Hay Bale Hockey Rally together on Saturday, March 24 all in support of High River's bid to become the next Hockeyville.

High River Hockeyville Committee Chair Melissa Pryor says she was thrilled the event came together as well as it did, considering the hay bale wraps didn't make it in time.

"It started off a little bit rocky because our bale wraps, our fancy dancy amazing bale wraps were lost in shipment so we had to improvise and because of that we actually put out a desperate call out to our art community."

Bob Pike and the art community rallied quickly and showed up bright and early to hand paint 3 different 9 foot high hockey players to wrap around the hay bales.

It all came together, including the bonfire and hot dogs.

"And that bonfire, it was actually through some volunteers that brought the wood and everything in and we reached out to Co-op - they donated all the hot dogs and buns and then Western Financial Group is here helping out.  It's been absolutely amazing."

The event took place on the empty field right beside the High River Autoplex by Highway Two and Rocky Mountain Equipment and Tractorland cleaned off the ice and snow along with Fortis Alberta and many others helping out. 

Everyone donated their time, their products and did whatever it took for High River to showcase their community support.

The voting takes place Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.


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