Melville is a 90-minute drive northwest of Regina and about half an hour south of Yorkton. We enjoyed the small-town feel of this city and the friendly people here.
One of the unique features of Melville is its metal silhouettes, produced by local welders.
There are more than 30 metal statues placed throughout the city. We took photos of a few of them.
This silhouette stands in front of St. Henry's Church. I spoke to students at St. Henry's Jr. Elementary School on Friday afternoon, before the trade show started. The students were attentive and had many questions about my writing, our publishing company and specific books we've published.
This silhouette announces the Kung Fu studio.
This one stands at attention in front of the RCMP building.
This silhouette commemorates E.J. Motter, the first tradesman to set up shop in Melville. His plumbing firm was owned by the family from 1980 to 1978.
You can't have statues - or silhouettes in this case - in a Prairie town without giving a nod to farming. This farmer is looking up to the sky for weather signs, for a better future. The silhouette is surrounded by historic wagon wheels, a walking plow, rock and native plants.
Our trade show was held at the Merv Moore Sportsplex. These skaters hold their places outside the building.
Here are some friendly folks from the Melville Chamber of Commerce.
We had a great weekend in Melville. If you're ever in east central Saskatchewan, we highly recommend that you stop in this friendly city.