The Village of Benson has RM Reeve David Hoffort filling us in on how the year has been going, “Benson is having a great year, as far as the farming situation is concerned it started off quite dry. The rains have been great, the moisture conditions have been good, and the crops are looking great. Farmers are happy, and it makes our job at the RM a lot easier too.”

David shared some exciting news, “We are going to be building up some roads, rebuilding 18 miles of road this year and that’s a fairly big project that will probably take us most of the summer. We have 6 miles done and that’s going well.”

“We redid our town park last year with the help, the oil companies helped us out big time. We put in a new generator at our water treatment plant, which when we had that big power outage about a week ago, our neighbouring communities all had boil water restrictions. We were lucky to bypass that, because our generator automatically kicked in to help bypass that.”

He mentioned, “As far as the community is concerned, we have a summer camp coming up here in August for the young people. And were taking registrations at the office right now if your interested in it.”

And when I asked him about the recreation they have available, “In our park we have a tennis court, volleyball court, pickle-ball court, and that type of thing.”

The Village of Benson is a great place to visit with many things to do. Its a great little town, with farm life keeping the place buzzing with excitement.

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