The town square in Chesterville was busy during the 2022 Meet Me On Main Street event on Wed., July 27 in Chesterville. People were enjoying the music, dancing and good food. Friends and neighbours had an opportunity to get together and share some quality time during a perfect summer evening. Thompson Goddard Photo
CHESTERVILLE – It was an evening of fun, food and socializing when Meet Me On Main Street Chesterville was held on Wed., July 26.
Held in several North Dundas communities, Meet Me On Main Street began in 2017 as part of the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation in the TND. It has continued to be held annually, except for 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and has evolved into a wonderful series of summer events.
With the weather providing a beautiful July evening, hundreds of people joined their friends and neighbours on Chesterville’s Main Steet between Queen and King Streets. With the historic Nation River as a backdrop, people were able to enjoy refreshments while visiting with friends and neighbours, and dancing to the music of the Border Towne Boys or perhaps just sitting quietly, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the crowd.
Several vendors provided people with refreshments during the event; these included Simply Baked Catering, Papa Gus Jr., Fat Les’s Pub and Poutinerie, Chesterville & District Lions Club, Smokie Ridge Vineyard, the Windmill, King’s Lock Craft Distillery and Humble Beginnings.
In addition to visiting and enjoying a bite to eat or drink, there were several organizations on site providing information to those at the event. Members of the Chesterville Fire Station were on hand during the event, providing information and swag for people of all ages. The Gathering House in Chesterville provided free coffee, with Southgate Church providing a bouncy castle for the youngsters. SDG Tourism was on hand to offer information about events and points of interest in the united counties.
Meet Me On Main Street Chesterville 2022 was an incredibly successful event, providing all attending the event with the opportunity to enjoy a summer evening out.
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.