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Plans Underway For Walkerton's 150th

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton council approves loan to help fund event.

It’s not every year you get to celebrate your sesquicentennial (ses-qui-cen-ten-ial) and to mark the occasion Walkerton is hosting a huge homecoming celebration.

Committee Chair Matt Coleman says in order to throw a proper party, the Homecoming Committee requires some seed money in the form of a 30 thousand dollar loan to be repaid following the celebration.

A loan that Brockton Council has agreed to provide. 

Coleman says the seed money will help cover expenses in preparation for the celebration which will include dances, dinners and entertainment.

He is confident the Homecoming Committee will have no problem repaying the loan once the celebration wraps up.

Mayor Chris Peabody calls it a great cause and says he is looking forward to the celebration ahead.

The last time Walkerton held a Homecoming celebration was in 2016.

Organizer says the Town is ready for another party.

Coleman says there is much to do before the four day celebration and encourages residents to consider sitting on committees or volunteering during the four day event.

The Walkerton Homecoming celebration runs July 1st to the 4th in 2021 coinciding with Canada Day long weekend.

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