For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 18th 2012
NORTH HURON & THRESHERS RENEW PARTNERSHIP
The Township of North Huron and the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Association are pleased to announce that their partnership has been renewed for an additional five years. The Huron Pioneer Threshers reunion has been a staple in the Village of Blyth for fifty-one years. Thousands of visitors flock to Blyth to join in the Annual Reunion festivities held each year in September at the Blyth Campground.
Tom Dickson, President of the Huron Pioneer Thresher and Hobby Association summarized their event by explaining “On the week following Labour Day the Huron Pioneer Threshers & Hobby Association put on a show celebrating our heritage with steam engines, antique tractors and cars, working displays, steam shovel as well as horses and equipment. We also have music, step-dancing and fiddle competitions as well as dances on Friday and Saturday nights. There are 800 RV’s that come to the campground for the event and many of them shop downtown Blyth.”
The Township and the Threshers work jointly to maintain the Blyth Campground. This partnership has continued for decades and will continue for another renewal period. The partnership agreement was passed at the December 17th meeting of North Huron Council.
When asked what the show means to the community, Dickson added “Many of the churches and service clubs find that through selling food, parking cars, providing security or many other tasks that it has become a big fundraiser for them. Without the partnership agreement we have with North Huron Council we would not be able to do this. So on behalf of the Directors, property committee and myself I would like to thank Pat Newson, Director of Recreation and Facilities, Reeve Neil Vincent, and Council for co-operation in getting this agreement done.”
North Huron Reeve Neil Vincent remarked “Municipalities rely on community partnerships to thrive and grow. Without volunteers, such as the Threshers, we could not boast the tremendous services and events Blyth and North Huron have to offer. This show has been around longer than most of us can remember, and we will support their efforts for years to come.”
For more information visit www.blythsteamshow.on.ca and www.northhuron.ca
For more information, contact:
Pat Newson, Director, Recreation and Facilities