Some 80 people came out on Saturday afternoon to take in the grand opening of the Community Peace Garden in McKerrow.
Baldwin Township Clerk/CAO Karin Bates says Mayor Vern Gorham greeted everyone followed by a ribbon-cutting and a blessing by Legion Branch #39 Chaplain Gary McPherson.
She says the festivities included a barbecue, music and games for the children.
Bates added the garden was funded through the collection of gas taxes and was a finalist for the Association of Ontario Municipalities Gas Tax Awards.
She adds even though they did not win, the Peace Garden is being featured in a promotional video and it has become one of the biggest attractions in the small community.
Photo: The Community Peace Garden grand opening has perfect weather for its grand opening this past Saturday. Live music, plenty of hamburgers and hotdogs, games for the kids and so much more were the order of the day. Photos by Carol Hughes – used with permissions and Rosalind Russell