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Portland District & Area Heritage Society.by Ken Brown
Photo: Val Ruttan presents The Heritage Society’s Volunteer Award to Barbara Stewart.
The society has been quietly busy this spring preparing for the Annual General Meeting, which was held on June 20 and was attended by 18 members and guest, South Frontenac Township CAO Wayne Orr. The important item on the agenda was whether or not the society would enter negotiations with the Township for use of the Old Limestone School in Hartington. The building would be used as a meeting area, assembling the collection of heritage items scattered around the district and building a paper archives. The project was discussed and handily passed in favour of obtaining the building. It will be raised at the July 3rd South Frontenac Township council meeting for vote. Hopefully the motion will be accepted in the Heritage Society’s favour. Our thanks goes out to Wayne Orr for his efforts in keeping the society on a straight and narrow road towards achieving its goals.
The Heritage Society’s Volunteer Award for the past year was deservedly earned by a surprised Barbara Stewart. The award was presented by last year’s recipient, Val Ruttan.
On June 23 the society held its Old Tyme Strawberry Social at the Verona Lions Hall and although numbers were down over prior years it was still considered a success. It is hard work hosting such an event but it is also fun and gratifying when it is over. Thank you to all who donated time and effort and thank you to all those who supported the event.