This weekend is one of celebration as the Estevan Kinettes mark 75 years of service to the community.

An anniversary event will be open to the public at the Days Inn Saturday afternoon.

Club President Krissy Walman, a Kinette since 2017, said the organization is great for people looking to give back to the community.

"It is so heartwarming to see the impact we make on this community," she said. "Whether it is our donations towards the maternity ward at the Saint Joseph's Hospital, or how we join with the Kinsmen for our Day of Kindness in February, where we go around and do a bunch of good deeds."

A couple of other community initiatives Walman highlighted were a yarn donation to the Prairie Blankets of Saskatchewan, who make blankets for sleeping babies, and a donation to the Estevan Public Youth Centre to purchase furniture.

Krissy Walman head shotEstevan Kinettes Club President Krissy Walman

Walman said she wanted to join the Kinettes since she was a little girl, as her family had always been big supporters of TeleMiracle. She said the inspiration hit her at one of the annual fundraisers in Saskatoon.

"I sat in the audience and I looked up at the stage and said 'One day I'm going to be up there.' And then finally, when I moved to Estevan, I was sitting watching the parade in 2016 and a random Kin member... came and gave me a card and that's what started it all."

On Saturday the Kinettes will celebrate three quarters of a century of service since they chartered the club on April 2, 1948, by hosting a come-and-go tea for the public in the Taylorton Room at the Days Inn from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature a slide show, photos from the past, memorabilia, a program showcasing the history of the Kinettes, and appearances by Mayor Roy Ludwig, Estevan MLA Lori Carr, and Kin National President Cameron Kemp.

Kinettes poster