Posted by Paul Brown
After reading the article in the July 28th, 2021 edition of the Independent, the Ridgetown Rotary Club, at its Monday, Aug. 9th, 2021 meeting voted unanimously to donate $2000 towards the restoration project of the Ridgetown Cenotaph. In discussing the project before the vote, it was noted that three of our Rotarians, Kees Boeters, Ben Van Heeswijk, and Reinout von Martels all served in the Armed Forces for the Netherlands before they came to Canada. This is another example of the Rotary Club helping out within the Ridgetown community.
The project is being coordinated by the Ridgetown IODE, Confederation Chapter, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 243. The cost of the project is $30,500 with well over $20,000 raised to date. It is making it much safer for those interested in reading the names of those from Ridgetown who lost their lives in WW1, WW2, and the Korean War which are listed on the cenotaph.
      l-r: Brenda Goldhawk, Ridgetown IODE, Kees Boeters, Ridgetown Rotarian, Cindy Devereux, Ridgetown Legion Branch 243.