Prince Edward County was the proud recipient of two separate donations Tuesday night.
The first of two, a $5,000 cheque, was presented on behalf of the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute for specialized transit.
The funds raised from the institute’s annual craft show will help keep the buses going five days a week in the County.
Mayor Robert Quaiff said the group’s efforts aren’t going unnoticed.
“My colleagues have nothing but praise for you,” beamed mayor Quaiff.
In a second showing of goodwill the County graciously accepted a parcel of land in the Sophiasburgh area from local resident Michael David Hymus.
The property, a long narrow strip along County Road 49 is valued at $175,000 and sits just southwest of Green Point.
“With very much enthusiasm he (Hymus) wanted to give this to the municipality for the use of a kiosk that overlooks one of the nicest areas in the County,” explained Quaiff. “He has invested $6 million in the County and that speaks volumes of this man. All he wants is a tax receipt in return.”
Mayor Robert Quaiff went on to say it’s a fantastic gift, adding it could fit in with the reconstruction of County Road 49.
A small plaque will be installed on the site marking Hymus’ donation.