2012 AIA Newsletter What was AIA up to in 2012 and what are the plans for the future.
INITIATIVE FOR PAVED HIGHWAY SHOULDERS IN ALLENFORD
The Allenford Improvement Association made successful presentations to both the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and Arran Elderslie Councils in early October, asking for Councils’ support for the provision of paved shoulders along the north/south sides of Highway 21 at the northeast end of Allenford proper. In addition to Municipal Council support, the AIA also successfully garnered a commitment from both Councils to solicit support, for this initiative, from Bruce County Council.
These letters of support will accompany a formal letter to MPP Bill Walker, asking him to intercede, on behalf of Allenford residents, with the MTO, to provide these paved shoulders.
The AIA strongly believes that the paved shoulders will provide a safe, two way, pedestrian access from Allenford proper to the Canada Post outlet, the Ball Diamond, main playground, Tiny Tot playground, Allenford Curling Club, corner convenience store and the United Church. This access is especially important for the physically challenged residents and those with small children. Check out our presentation. Council Presentation
The AIA…. 2nd annual Allen-Fest….Once again a gorgeous day, a crowd of people, and lots of fun activities made Allen-Fest another success.
The Royal City Kite Fliers were out to display their magic, and to teach young and old how to “fly a kite”. They demonstrated their 1100 square feet kite, which is the largest in Ontario, second only to the 2000 square feet one in BC.
The Port-a-Potty Chariot race, sponsored by Ron Nickason Plumbing and Heating, was a HOOT. A porcelain toilet was built upon a platform, with a “goer”, toilet paper in hand , perched on the “throne”. The four handles, one in each corner of the platform, was manned by a “muscleman”. The team was timed for the win.
Kids races, a horseshoe tournament, Minute to Win it games, and a nail driving contest were enjoyed by all, as was the free Canada cake served at dusk. Aiken’s Home Hardware sponsored the free sparklers, distributed to our little patriots. The highlight of the day was the fireworks display……spectacular to say the least, one of the best in the area.
We want to thank all the volunteers, the UCW and….. thanks for all the donations. If you missed it………. You’ll have to wait for Allen-Fest 2013!