The Maryhill Historical Society is getting set to host its annual HERITAGE DAY EVENT and fundraiser. On September 18 residents are invited to join the activities, which start with a mass at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Church.
That will be followed by a gathering at the Mary Grotto statue.
“We’ve added the Mary Grotto that was put up there as a dedication to Mary because Maryhill was named after her,” said society president Linda Kennedy
The day will also include a luncheon at the community centre, a car tour of the historic wayside shrines, a 50/50 draw, and a silent auction with many items open for bidding including a Peter Etril Snyder print of Hopewell Creek.
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The day will also double as a celebration of society members who have reached significant milestones, said Kennedy.
“We remember our members who are 80 or more. We give them birthday cards and for anyone who’s had a significant anniversary 50 or 60 years, etc. give them a little certificate and just kind of celebrate them a little bit.”
The fundraiser is key to what the society does, Kennedy added.
“Being a nonprofit, we don’t have any income.”
Those who wish to donate items to the silent auction should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-242-9595.