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Brock supports grant application to help restore historic Sunderland cenotaph

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

BROCK: The Township of Brock is supporting a grant application from the Sunderland Historical Society, which is looking to clean and restore the Sunderland Cenotaph.

At a meeting on Monday, December 13th, Larry Doble came to the Council to discuss an opportunity to get funding to help restore this community monument.

“The cenotaph in Sunderland was built in 1922, so next year is [its] 100th anniversary. There is a legacy grant from the federal government for any anniversaries of 100 years or more. So I thought it would be a great opportunity to restore, maybe clean up [and] do some work on that cenotaph,” he explained.

Mr. Doble added, it would be good to have the cenotaph in “tip-top condition” for its 100th anniversary.

He requested the Township to provide a letter, stating, this cenotaph project would be the only grant the Sunderland the community would be applying for in 2022.

“The good news is, you’re not really asking the Township for any funding,” Regional Councillor Ted Smith said, following the presentation. Ward 5 Councillor Lynn Campbell made a motion to have the Township provide the requested letter.

Councillor Campbell described the cenotaph work as a “really worthy project.”

The motion was later approved by the Council.

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