Special To The Haldimand Press

DUNNVILLE—Without the initial spark from our school children and the staff at Dunnville Christian School the community fountain refurbishment project would likely never have developed. The Dunnville Lions are proud to be on the list of supporters from last year and again this spring.

Fifty years ago, the citizens of Dunnville commissioned a fountain to be erected in Centennial Park to commemorate Canada’s 100th anniversary. This year, the badly neglected memorial is being given a facelift and needed structural repairs thanks, in a large part, to the grades 3 and 4 students from Dunnville Christian School.

The staff and students took an interest in the history of the fountain last year and began raising money for the repair. Since, they have partnered with the Dunnville Horticultural Society and with financial support from the community the plan is to have a rededication of the monument this September.

It certainly is encouraging to see our youth taking the initiative to build our community. They deserve a huge thank-you.

Bob Hansen is a member of the Dunnville Lions Club.

DUNNVILLE—The Dunnville Lions club donate a cheque for $1,000 to the Dunnville Christian School group at a small ceremony beside the fountain. Adults present in photo (not shown) included: Beverley McLean of the Dunnville Lions, Lions President Hank Kerkdyk, Margaret Kamping of the Dunnville Christian School and Lions secretary Ted Tomlin.

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