The Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee is inviting the community to check out the new playground at the centre in a grand opening ceremony the afternoon of Sunday Sept. 25.
The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and there will be hotdogs and refreshments. The centre the former Lochlin school is located at 4713 County Road 1 (Gelert Road).
Fundraising for the project began with a group of ballplayers who held a tournament at the centre’s diamond.
“They said ‘You need something for the young kids to play with’” said Minden Hills Ward 3 Councillor Jean Neville council’s representative on the committee.
The players made a donation. That was added to with a donation from the estate of Celia Brown the longtime teacher at the Lochlin school as well as a donation by the Hill family and other fundraising efforts by the committee.
The project’s budget – about $30000 total – was rounded out through a successful grant application by the Township of Minden Hills.