If you happen to be in or near the Thomasburg area this coming Saturday (May 24), you owe it to yourself to stop in for a visit. Not just because Thomasburg – one of the hamlets, along with Queensborough, that is part of the larger Municipality of Tweed – is a pretty little place, but because there’s a good thing going on Saturday at 11 a.m. Which you can see for yourself from the invitation at the top of this post.
It’s the unveiling of a sign commemorating the history of Thomasburg, which is a very historic place. This is a project that the members of the Thomasburg Beautification Committee (all volunteers, of course) have been working on for some time – you can read a post I did a while back about the project here – and it’s wonderful to see their efforts come to fruition.
Now, as it happens, I have an advance (electronic) copy of the sign, shared with me by new friend Carol Martin, one of the key movers behind the project. And I can tell you that it’s beautifully done, and tells you all kinds of cool stuff about a historic little part of Hastings County. Because I like you readers so much I am going to share it, but only as a sneak peek; I don’t think the image is high-resolution enough that you can actually read the words. Here it is:
If you want to actually read this sign, and learn all about the historic Thomasburg spring and whatnot – not to mention enjoy some pleasant community interaction (and refreshments to boot!) – what you need to do is hie yourself off to Thomasburg on Saturday.
Because, you know, we all need to celebrate the history and sheer quiet wonderfulness of this beautiful place we live in. And the people who work so hard to make sure we remember that history, and appreciate the wonder.