Chesterville decked out with steel maple leaves in time for Art on the Waterfront

Paul Fournier of Countryman Electric installs one of the 15 decorative maple leaf units on King Street. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — This village’s latest touch of beautification sprouted from 15 poles this morning.

Commissioned by the Chesterville Rotary Club, the new decorative maple leaves were manufactured by Duane and Kent Young of Industrial Stainless on Joseph Street. Paul Fournier of Countryman Electric quickly installed the units into existing brackets that previously held the village’s LED snowflakes — another Rotary project that debuted last winter. Painted red over steel, the new pieces feature a dual leaf design, one in relief, the other in outline.

Helping out Fournier and Club president Joe Cass as the bucket truck moved from pole to pole was project spearhead Betty Vanden Bosch. She acknowledged Duane Young for hurriedly assembling an extra bracket to ensure the 15th leaf could go up on a pole that lacked the mounting hardware.

Chesterville is among several North Dundas communities spiffing up downtown utility poles with Canada 150 accoutrements with funding help from the township.

The improvement comes just as the village prepares to host its seventh annual Art on the Waterfront.

Betty Vanden Bosch and Kent Young with one of the units about to be hoisted to its perch beside Mike Dean’s. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The view south, down Main Street. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Art on the Waterfront — June 3-4 — Chesterville

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