Saturday, 3 October 2009
Cramahe Township celebrated Colborne's 150th anniversary on Saturday, only this time Holcim joined in to share its 50th year here. Earlier this year the company announced its name change from St. Lawrence Cement.
The company opened the Ogden Poiny Quarry in September 1959 and wanted to commemorate its half century here. Cramahe Councillor Pat Westrope was leading the celebration of Colborne's 150th. She approached Holcim to ask it to participate and came away with a commitment to purchase and install the new clock in the downtown, valued at well over $10,000.
The clock idea came from Eileen Milley and Clare Musselman. Both were on hand for the unveiling attended by about 100.
Northumberland-Quinte West MP, Rick Norlock thanked Holcim for its commitment to the community.
Northumberland-Quinte West MPP, Lou Rinaldi spoke of the vibrance of the community, demonstrated by the clock, the gazebo and the 150th celebration in August.
Mayor Marc Coombs and Dave Fletcher, Manager of the Mississauga plant also added their thoughts in the 15-minute ceremony.
The unveiling was part of the biennial event hosted by Holcim to showcase its work in the community and its operations.
More photos Holcim Clock Party
Posted by Cramahe Now at 22:56