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Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Honors 105th Birthday of Port Huron Man

The local Ottawa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lt. Isaiah Fuller Society, Children of the American Revolution hosted a drive-by parade on Saturday, May 9th to celebrate the 105th birthday of Mr. Walter Krupa of Port Huron.  Mr. Krupa served the U.S. valiantly during World War II, and the groups wanted to honor him with this outpouring of respect and support.

Over 50 cars joined the parade to celebrate Mr. Krupa. You can watch the parade on YouTube <HERE>. 


United Way of Sarnia-Lambton issued grants to six agencies in Lambton County on behalf
of United Way Centraide Canada and funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons
for Seniors Program. These six non-profit community service organizations met all
requirements for funding which included meeting the immediate and urgent needs of seniors in
Sarnia and throughout Lambton County. Organizations who received grants were: Family Counseling Centre – $16,000, Lambton Mental Wellness Centre – $1,261, North Lambton Community Health Centre – $15,000, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank & Help Centre – $9,886, and YMCA of Southwestern Ontario – Petrolia and Sarnia-Lambton – $3,192 per site (2).

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded a $6.6 million grant to the Blue Water Area Transportation Commission as part of the CARES Act. The commission will use the grant funds to continue essential transit service during the COVID-19 public health emergency and to rehabilitate the roof at its administrative and maintenance facility.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand