Theresa Dietrich, President of Wilmot Horticultural Society, was Master of Ceremonies for the 40th Anniversary Celebrations, which took place at New Dundee Community Centre on June 9, 2008. She welcomed the group of 90 present and former members, but we were also honoured to have Madeline Honderich and Gwen Tye, two charter members, present for the Celebrations. Mayor Wayne Roth brought greetings from Wilmot Township and presented a Certificate to honour this milestone event.
Gerbera Daisies, in shades of pink, decorated the tables for the delicious dinner, catered by Angie’s Restaurant. Ruth Zehr gave an interesting historical synopsis of some of the events that have occurred during the past 40 years. There was also a Display Table with scrapbooks and artifacts from early years, as well as posters with names of early founding members and other items of interest.
All Past-Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Board Members, as well as the many people who have served as volunteers for Civic Beautification, Flower Show, Garden Explosion, Garden Tour, Junior Gardeners, or Fund Raising, were recognized for their contributions to Wilmot Horticultural Society and Wilmot Township during the past 40 years.
Ayr/Paris Band, along with Soloist, Cathy Robertson, provided the Entertainment for our 40th Anniversary Celebrations. This was a fitting climax to our evening of “Celebrating 40 Years of History for Wilmot Horticultural Society”.