Main Street Cleanup Completed!
Thank you to our energetic early morning riser volunteers, Chris Parks, Rebecca Rathwell, Terry Walker, and Doug Kuyvenhoven, who cleaned up the main street on Friday morning!
Five (5) bags of garbage were collected. The dirt was swept away where the sidewalks meet the buildings, and all the doorway alcoves, along both sides of the main street from Patrick Street to Victoria Street. Chris Parks used a leaf blower to blow the dirt into the gutters.
The cleanup operation took 1-1/2 hours, followed by well deserved coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons.
Let’s work together as citizens and business owners to keep our main street in tip top clean condition. If you see cups or cans on the sidewalk or in the gutter, please pick them up and put them in the garbage. Together we will make a difference.
The Wingham BIA’s Annual General Meeting was held Feb. 22 at the Knights of Columbus Lounge. A good attendance was brought up to date on 2017 activities and planned objectives for 2018. The financial statements and 2018 budget were passed. Highlight of the evening was the annual BIA Awards. Three new businesses within the past year were noted: Gemstone Essence, Polished and Treasure Hut. Business of the Year is Christine’s Clothes Closet, Volunteer of the Year (as it relates to the BIA) is Chris Parks. Civic Improvement awards were presented to McDonagh Insurance, Earth Angel and Jewlz Designs. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lorne and Margaret Humpfrey, former owners of Bell’s Pizza & More. They owned the business for 40 years and over that time had approximately 160 students as employees. Congratulations!!!