Summer series heats up
Morewood Meet Me on Main Street has fun for all including the inflatable obstacle course for children to enjoy provided by Southgate Church of Winchester for all five events in the Meet Me on Main Street series. Two of the locals who braved the heat were Farah (left) and Hudson.        Sawyer Helmer photo

From left, Dan Villeneuve (Morewood), Anne McLean (Chesterville), Roxanne Backes (Chesterville) and Tim Lacasse (Winchester) were at the Morewood Meet Me on Main Street on July 4 to represent the North Dundas Fire Service. Sawyer Helmer photo

Kalynn Sawyer Helmer
Record Staff
MOREWOOD — While the heat wave kept numbers down during the summer’s first Meet Me on Main Street party, the roughly 200 that did attend were welcomed to the block party with open arms.

Deputy mayor Gerry Boyce, Mayor Eric Duncan, Garry Annable and Lorna Boyce (seated), stayed cool under the shade of the Township’s tent during a sweltering evening to kick-off the summer’s first Meet Me on Main Street in Morewood. Sawyer Helmer photo

Food, music, and community is the spirit behind the event series that had originally been intended as a one-year deal to celebrate Canada’s 150. The success of the events however were beyond any expectation, and so, it was a no-brainer for North Dundas to bring the series back once again.

Charlotte Guetchal of Gatineau got a taste of the Morewood community during Meet Me on Main Street. Staying with her grandparents Cathie Wardlaw and Garnet Thompson for the summer, Guetchal was delighted to have her face painted during the evening festivities. Sawyer Helmer photo

Five breweries from the surrounding area are featured throughout the five-night event. Two breweries each week will attend to highlight their local flavours and wine from Smokie Ridge Vineyard to also be enjoyed. Food from the local restaurants and stands are available throughout the evening.

Other organizations are featured during the events. Southgate Church in Winchester will be providing an inflatable obstacle course and had freezies in Morewood to help the participants to beat the heat. The North Dundas Fire Service is back again this year with information and fun all at one booth.

On deck to help kick things off were local members of council and candidates in the upcoming election. “We’re excited. This was supposed to be a one year event and at about the second week [event] people said we needed to bring it back. We are very happy with it again. The community support has been great. The excitement has been great,” said Mayor Eric Duncan.

“I think it’s great for the first evening and will be very successful,” added deputy mayor Gerry Boyce.

New this year are Meet Me on Main Street t-shirts available to buy for $15. There are four more events planned each Wednesday evening until Aug. 1 with plenty of bands to hear, food to try and drinks to be enjoyed.