It was praise all around at Goderich Council chambers for the Agricultural Park Revitalization Committee, and the $250 thousand dollar win in the nationwide Kraft Heinz Project Play contest.
But soon, the real work begins.
Committee Chair Leah Noel Monday told Council that with the contest victory, community fundraising for the project has surpassed the $500 thousand goal set by the town.
She says now that the shock and glow of winning is receding, the committee is looking forward for tender bids for the work to be opened on October 10th.
Noel indicates that community fundraising will continue past the half-million mark.
She doesn't foresee any major changes to the renovation plan which includes a soccer pitch, a playground, skate park, three ball diamonds and a pavilion.
Deputy Mayor Jim Donnelly added his voice of congratulations on the Kraft Heinz win, even though he was initially opposed to changes at Ag Park.
Donnelly was in the Mayor's chair Monday, due to the absence of Mayor Kevin Morrison.
The Ag Park revitalization project carries a price tag of slightly more than three million dollars.