Spring trade show weekend here and everyone is invited


With the Spring Home and Trade Show just days away, the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce is busy firming up last minute details.

The weekend event will take place at the Morrisburg Arena from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20th and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st.

The official opening ceremony will take place on Friday night at 6 p.m. along with the traditional Friday night chicken barbecue provided by the Morrisburg and District Lions Club.

Following the Friday night barbecue, there will be a Saturday morning pancake breakfast complete with maple syrup donated by the Basket Case Café and Gallery.

In addition to free admission, visitors have the opportunity to win prizes from the Chamber as well as from several of the vendors. According to Chamber manager, Geraldine Fitzsimmons, “there are probably about 50 (vendors) doing draws.”

The Country Touch Landscaping Services owned by Chris Roach and Rachel Hewetson is just one of the vendors taking part in the give-away fun. They will be hosting a draw for an outdoor fire pit worth approximately $2,000.

The South Dundas Chamber of Commerce will be giving away ten $100 prizes. The ‘gift certificates’ will be good for use at any one of the companies participating in this year’s event.

There are over 80 companies and organizations signed up for this weekend’s event. “I would say that this is the biggest ever,” said Fitzsimmons. There are, she confirmed, exhibitors from at least four counties.

Some of the organizations participating include South Nation Conservation Authority, Community Living Dundas and the Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

 In addition to companies and shops, there will also be a few radio stations broadcasting from the arena throughout the weekend.

Fitzsimmons revealed that Ed Kingsley, past-president of the Chamber, will be on hand to emcee the event.

“We’re hoping people come out to see what South Dundas has to offer,” said Fitzsimmons earlier this month.

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