b'PHOTOS BY J. PETER HVIDSTENLake Scugog Historical Society 52nd AGM & Awards NightPaul Arculus was surprised to be honoured with an award inClaudette Brock presented Ron and Nancy Compton with the his name. Shown here with LSHS President Marilyn Pearce. first ever award.LAKE SCUGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY 52ND AGM & AWARDS NIGHTOn May 17, the Lake Scugog Historical Society heldpreservationoftheheritageofScugogTownship.The their 52nd AGM at St. Johns Presbyterian Church with aboard had to choose from 12 nominees who made signifi-large in-person attendance after three long years of meet- cant contributions and help to raise the awareness of our ings by Zoom. The night not only featured annual reportslocal heritage in 2021. Claudette Brock, one of the original from the Executive Board to their members but also anfounders of LSHS and the museum made the presentation entertainingspeakerinwell-knownBrightonauthorto The Compton Family Foundation who has contributed Dan Buchanan speaking about The Wreck of the H.M.S$25,000 to the newspaper digitization project.By the end Speedy. For those who have never heard this story andof 2022 all the local newspapers up to 1995 will be online its Scugog connection it is worth reading his book. Danandcompletelysearchable.Thisprojectculminatesin showed amazing underwater footage of the artifacts ofyears and years of our local history starting in 1857 now this ship that sank near Presquile Point with all aboardbeing available for research, for family history discussions being lost.and for those who simply want to reminisce about the Following the guest speaker, two new LSHS Awardsgood old days. were announced. The first award is the new Paul ArculusThe evening concluded with a cheque presentation of History Bursary presented to a student of Port Perry High$1,000 to the local museum to restore an original artwork School that is graduating and pursuing history or museumby renowned cartoonist Jimmie Frisea Scugog boy. His studies. As many of you know Paul is and continues to beoriginal works of which our museum has many, will be on the Face of the Historical Society but he stepped downdisplay in July of this year.as President last year at our AGM.The board thought thisLSHS wants to thank all who took part in this memo-a fitting tribute to recognize not only his work with us butrable evening and we hope to see you this summer at also his prestigious career as a history teacher at PPHS. our Garden Party on Sunday July 24 from 1-4 p.m. at the ThesecondawardTheBillandClaudetteBrockmuseum for our Annual Memorial tour of the grounds Awardhonoursanoutstandingcontributiontotheand the opening of the Jimmie Frise Exhibit.FREE ESTIMATES "In a world where youNEVER ENOUGH WOOLcan shop anywhere,SHOP LOCAL"NICK ORAM Multi-Vendor Marketplace,Come See Our Exciting New Woolshandmade and AUTO BODY home-based vendors.Collision Repair Home decor, gifts, clothing,Refinish frozen meals and so much more.Licensed Technicians Featuring fresh lunches every 3976 Highway 7A, Wednesday & Friday.Nestleton Station52 Water St., Port Perry, ON 905-985-0030Tel:905.985.1991Fax:905.985.4058 Mon, Tues: closed, Wed: 12-4 26 Water Street, Port PerryThurs, Fri: 11-5, Sat: 10-4, Sun: 11-3FOCUS - JULY 202233'