At the cheque presentation for $3,000, which was provided to members of the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Committee recently, from left, are Gloria Stewart, Sandie Puddephatt, Diane Langton of Scotiabank South Mountain, Linda Thompson and Bev Shortt.                                               Courtesy photo


WINCHESTER –The 2017 Winchester Ribfest held on June 16 raised $5,500 dollars for the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Committee. North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan informed The Record that these funds will be used to continue to beautify the villages, with Christmas Wreaths, benches, flag banners, as was the creation of Sweet Corner Park at the corner of Main and St. Lawrence Streets in Winchester undertaken by the Committee.

To commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation, the Township of North Dundas created a “$25,000 Canada 150 Beautification Fund” to which “service clubs and groups” could apply for up to $5,000 in matching funds “to beautify our villages.” The WDRC applied for and received a $5,000 matching grant from this fund which was used to add ”more Canadian flags in the village.”