The first 2022 North Dundas “Meet Me on Main Street” event featured live music, refreshments, and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbours. The weather cooperated and hundreds of people gathered on Moffat Street in Morewood during the early evening of July 6 to visit, enjoy some refreshments and listen to the music of “The Country Boys”. Thompson Goddard Photo
MOREWOOD – There was a fantastic turnout at the “Meet Me on Main Street” event held on Moffat Street in Morewood on July 6. Musical entertainment from “The Country Lads”, delicious food from a variety of vendors, refreshments from local breweries and the opportunity to enjoy a visit with friends and family made the evening a complete success.
In 2017, “Meet Me on Main Street” was held in the North Dundas communities of Morewood, Chesterville, South Mountain, Hallville and Winchester to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Canadian Confederation. The success of these events led to these events being held annually since then, except for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the community of Marionville added to the list of communities hosting this event in 2022.
In addition to having the opportunity to visit with friends and neighbours, there was face painting available for children of all ages, sponsored by the Chesterville and District Lions Club, and a bouncy castle for youngsters. Onsite food was available from Simply Baked Catering, Moonshine BBQ Smokehouse, or the Morewood Recreation Association while take-out sushi was available from Morewood Lucky Mart. Rurban Brewing from Cornwall, Embrun’s Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc. and King’s Lock Craft Distillery from Johnstown provided refreshments during the event.
As the evening ended, there were many people still listening to the music, enjoying refreshments, and visiting while the sun set in the western sky. More information is available on the social media sites of the township of North Dundas.
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.