by Tamara Botting: The Sachem


Dunnville Horticultural Society project receives Community Project Award

The Dunnville Horticultural Society is continuing its efforts to beautify the community.

The group’s most recent project was the installment of a storyboard to commemorate Dunnville’s floral clock.

The clock, located at Main Street and the bridge, was built in 1957.

“The clock had not kept time since 2013. The internal workings were removed and inspected as to repairs. It was deemed replacement was the only option,” said Deb Zynomirski, president of the horticultural society.

“Following years of community consultation as to (whether we should) replace, repair, refurbish or even remove (the clock) altogether, Dunnville Horticultural Society decided to repurpose the original stone base.”

With a community partnership program grant from Haldimand County, a storyboard was recently installed to detail “the history of the popular downtown fixture, while honouring the commitment of those residents and groups that originally installed and cared for it over the decades,” Zynomirski said.

The project was selected for the Community Project Award (under $10,000) at Haldimand’s Recognition Night on Oct. 17. The other entry in the category was the hort society’s designation of a heritage tree in the Thompson Creek Eco Centre.

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