At the February 29 meeting of the Golden Gears Car Club, an election was held to install the officers and directors of the newly revived car lovers organization. Deputy mayor of South Dundas, Jim Locke, was on hand to swear in the duly elected board and to outline for all club members the duties associated with each position. From the left are Jim Locke, Brian Erratt, 1st vice president, Henry Swank, president, Jim Millard, secretary, Ken Hasson, treasurer, Wayne Barkley, past president, Stephane Aube, director, Jeff Beaupre, membership chairman and Garry Tracey, director. Absent from the photo is Gaby Swank, public relations and communications chair person. The next general Meeting of the Golden Gears is Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Iroquois Legion. New members are very welcome.
Does your car need a bath? If so, you will find everything you need at Morrisburg Car Wash on County Road 2, just west of the water treatment plant.
November 12th marked the official opening of Fred and Mattie Zandbergen’s new business.
Fred told those assembled for the event that he and wife Mattie had been thinking of starting this venture for a number of years and, finally, after selling Fred’s Farm Supplies, the time was right.
The Zandbergen’s hired Hosers Car Care for the project. Phil Johnston, site manager from the Belleville Hosers Car Care, was responsible for the project “from the site plan right through to the finished project. The whole bit.”
According to Johnston, who “just joined the company recently,” Hosers Car Care owns five car washes itself, but also deals in repairs, supplies to “entire turn key operations for other car washes.”
The Zandbergen’s car wash has three car bays, two of which are drive through with doors on both sides. There are also two vacuum stations, a change machine, and a vending machine for your convenience.
Each wash costs $3 for four minutes. It is also possible to purchase tokens. Each token gives four minutes of wash time. According to Fred, right now you can purchase tokens at a 20 per cent discount. So, instead of paying $12 for four tokens, you would only pay $10.
He mentioned that they’d make great stocking stuffers for Christmastime.
Fred’s brother, Richard is the manager of the car wash and the one to see if you want to purchase tokens or have questions. The phone number to call is 613-655-3333.
Fred told the Leader that in just two weeks the car wash has made “50 per cent of the targeted proceeds – what you can expect to make once things are running smoothly in like a year from now.”
During speeches at the grand opening, SD&G MP Guy Lauzon told the Zandbergens, “I want to wish you the most success. Thank you for South Dundas. It continues to grow, grow and grow.”
South Dundas Deputy-Mayor Jim Locke said, “all I can do is echo Guy’s words. This is a great addition to the village of Morrisburg.”
Some 20 plus programs and services available to residents of Dundas County will be the highlight of a Dundas County Fall Wellness Day coming up on October 3.
Jointly sponsored by the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre in Williamsburg and Carefor/Nor-Dun Seniors’ Support Centre, the Wellness Day will take place at the Support Centre located at 4324 Villa Drive in Williamsburg, from 1-7 p.m.
“We are seeing new seniors, who are becoming senior age and others who are new to our area,” says Janet Levere, Executive Director of the J.W. Mac-Intosh Seniors Support Centre. “There are a lot of support groups available to people living in Dundas County, and we want to make people aware of them.”
“It is not just the services provided at the J.W. MacIntosh Centre, but services that are available throughout the community that we will be highlighting.”
“For instance the Hospital (Winchester District Memorial) has a diabetes committee that goes out to the community. They are going to be here. Fire safety is another important issue for everybody, and the O.P.P. will be here to do a talk on fraud.”
“We are really hoping people will stop around, pick up some information, ask some questions. We have it scheduled from 1-7 p.m. for those who work.”
A large number of organizations will have booths including the Alzheimer Society, Canadian Hearing Society, CNIB, Parkinson Society, Community Care Access Centre, Daniel’s Funeral Chapels, Dundas County Hospice, Dundas Interagency, Dundas Manor, EOHU, Elder Abuse Prevention, the Hartford Retirement Centre, Linking Hands/House of Lazarus, Naomi’s Family Centre, Ontario Works/ODSP, Royal Bank, SD&G Library, WDMH and Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing.
The organizers, J.W. MacIntosh Support Centre and Carefor/Nor-Dun will also both be available.
Throughout the day presentations will be made addressing various topics such as medications, pole walking, legal matters such as Power of Attorney, housing, Alzheimer disease, diabetes, community support services, fraud prevention, fire safety and preventing falls.
Transportation to the event can be arranged by calling (before October 1st) the Hartford Retirement Centre (613-543-3984), the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre (613-535-2924) or the Nor-Dun Seniors’ Support Centre (613-774-6109).
“We have a South Dundas Advisory Committee made up of seniors and various representatives and putting on a day such as this has come at the suggestion of this group,” explains Levere. “We get calls from new people all the time who aren’t aware of what’s available in Dundas County.”