It may have been colder and wetter than organizers had hoped for the final day of the two week long Love South Dundas celebration, but the rain didn’t dampen spirits.
Wrap-up events took place on Sunday, June 24, in Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg with Tribeck Inflatables, juggler Bob Cates, face painting and fun tattoos and a big barbecue. In the evening the Howard family provided music for evangelist Chuck Price.
All the events were free. Organizers only asked that guests brought an item for the Dundas Food Bank.
Love South Dundas grew out of the endeavour of local churches to let residents of South Dundas know “we’re there and we desire to minister to them any way we can,” Reverend Duncan Perry of the Morrisburg Pentecostal Church told the Leader in an earlier interview.
This was the fourth year the Love South Dundas team has spearheaded positive events in local communities.
There were free car washes in both Morrisburg and Iroquois. Volunteers filled baskets with delicious baked goods (“Baked Blessings”) and delivered them to area service clubs.
People were also encouraged to do some small, random act of kindness for a neighbour or a stranger during the two weeks.
The idea was to show love and caring for the community and the people who live here.
On Sunday, juggler Bob Cates had everyone laughing and cheering as he put on an amazing show under the tent.
Chefs Ivan Shearer and Dwayne Hummel braved the rain to barbecue dogs and burgers for visitors.
In the evening, evangelist Chuck Price, who has a background in youth education and works with inner-city housing and among the underprivileged shared his message with visitors.
The cold, wet weather was disappointing, but Reverend Perry had nothing but praise for the generosity of the business community (which supported the day) and the hard work and dedication of the Love South Dundas team.