When Paul Oosterhof, owner of Finch Feed and Seed, learned the Holiday Train would be a virtual event this year, he and his team decided that “we would start something” to support Community Food Share. Between Dec. 10 and 23 people were able to drop off food or monetary donations for CFS. Ernie Coumont, CFS volunteer and board member, received the donations on Dec. 23 and noted there was around 200 pounds of food and Oosterhof providing him with $120 cash. Coumont’s next stop was at the Finch Branch of the SDG County Library where he picked up more food donations for CFS. From the left: Paul Oosterhof, Ernie Coumont, Dean Jackson, Connor Boer and Andrew Machan. Thompson Goddard Photo
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.