Bonfield council members got to work early today for a special meeting at 8:30 this morning. The sole agenda item was to ensure the New Year’s Eve dance returns, and since council officially designated the party a municipal event, the party shall go on.
It’s been a few years since Bonfield held a New Year’s party. The last was in 2019, and the people want to ring in 2023 with some style. Residents spoke and councillors listened. Councillor Steve Featherstone put forward a motion to council and councillor Donna Clark seconded it for discussion.
Essentially, the motion emphasized that “the community has been seeking opportunities to gather since the public health restrictions in recent years has prohibited large gatherings, and residents of Bonfield have expressed the desire for a New Years Eve dance.”
Council quickly agreed and noted the Township of Bonfield “supports this event and designates the event as municipally significant.”
The party will be at the Bonfield Community Centre on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Monday, December 5th at Caisse Popular, Mr. D’s Convenience and at the Township Office. There are only 200 tickets available and are expected to sell out fast.
All profits from the event will be donated to local charities.
David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.