Have you noticed a beautifully renovated heritage home or property in your community? Then why not nominate it for a Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Award.
Again this year, Heritage Chatham-Kent and the Chatham-Kent Museum have teamed up to celebrate our heritage and culture by recognizing best-practice renovations to heritage buildings or projects with an award.
Area citizens are encouraged to nominate a good steward who has restored or renovated any number of projects: homes, commercial buildings, barns, landscapes or even something as simple as planting a heritage tree. Last year, winning projects ranged from major restorations of a blacksmith’s shop near Morpeth and a log home in Tilbury to the re-location and use of an octagonal barn in Palmyra.
Nominations are available at municipal service centres, libraries, museums, and on-line at www.chatham-kent.ca. Closing date for applications is Sept. 2.
Once nominations are in, area residents are encouraged to go on-line and vote for their favourite – The People’s Choice – and Chatham-Kent Council will also choose five projects it deems worthy of the Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Award.