The political dignitaries of Hastings County were well represented.
|City of Belleville Councillor Garnet Thompson, County of Hastings Warden Jo-Anne Albert, and Quinte West Councillor Ron Hamilton all brought greetings from their respective municipalities.|
|Other dignitaries attended, including Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith and MP Daryl Kramp.|
|Senator Mike Duffy with the man he calls his mentor – Peter C. Newman, Companion of the Order of Canada and Honorary Chair of the Society's Capital Campaign Committee.|
In his talk Senator Duffy encouraged the community to rally behind the Society's push to create an archives where people can learn more about local history and access the wealth of information that is their heritage.
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Story and pictures Nick and Sharon White