/Committee celebrates new playground 
Members of the Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee at the centre's new playground. From left in the back row are Bill Little Minden Hills community services director Mark Coleman Sue Little Linda Schrader Helen Burk and Rob Peacock. Middle row from left Mildred Hill John Legemaate Juilan Fuhr Minden Hills Councillor Jean Neville Georgia Shank and Jacob Shank. Front row from left Shirley Hill Renie Legemaate and Jane Leavis.

Committee celebrates new playground 

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.