CHESTERVILLE — The crowning jewel of the Chesterville Rotary Club’s village Christmas lighting campaign is ready for installation on the side of the Chesterville community hall building.
Made by Kent and Wayne Young at Industrial Stainless, the lit-up “Merry Christmas” sign is the final
Rotarians Stan and Betty Vanden Bosch spearheaded a fundraising effort that quickly raised the bulk of the cash for the project, to replace older village Christmas decorations that were long past their prime.
Working in conjunction with the township, the initiative also restored functional power outlets on many downtown hydro poles, providing the juice for the brilliant iron snowflakes and stars. When the township upgraded to LED streetlamps a couple of years ago, auxilliary power outlets were cut at the poles because of a code issue. That unexpected development complicated the process of ensuring operational public Christmas lights in both Chesterville and Winchester.