Grant will promote Point Clark lighthouse


A $20,300 grant from the federal ministry of Canadian Heritage and Official languages will be used to promote the 150th anniversary of the Point Clark lighthouse.


Huron Bruce MP Ben Lobb presented the money to the Friends of the Point Clark Lighthouse Monday morning.


Members of the Friends of the Lighthouse accept a cheque for $20,300 from MP Ben Lobb Monday morning. From left are Jan Kelly, Lobb, Keith Kelly, Danielle Pilon, Stacey Courtney and Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan. (Eric Howald photo)



“By partnering with communities that celebrate our shared history,” he said, “we are fulfilling our commitment to strengthen our communities and support arts, culture and heritage.”


The lighthouse has played an important role in the township’s history, said Huron Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan, and the grant will help educate people on the significance of the lighthouse.


Members of the friends of the lighthouse organizing committee include Jan and Keith Kelly, Danielle Pilon, Diane Simpson and Stacey Courtney.


There will be an official ceremony celebrating the 150th anniversary on Saturday, August 15 at 1 p.m. The celebration is part of the annual car show and corn roast held each August in Point Clark.


However, instead of a one-day event, said the Kellys, the celebration will run Friday to Sunday.  There will be entertainment and food Friday night, the corn roast and car show Saturday and a church service and more food at the lighthouse on Sunday.