Federal money doled out in Queens

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It was cash for Queens at the Hank Snow Museum in the morning of Jan. 10.


Gerald Keddy speaks at a press conference announcing federal funding for projects in Queens County

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s, announced support for three projects in Queens County.

An investment of $11,400 is going towards the restoration of the Hank Snow Museum. The restoration will involve constructing a 180 square-foot storage area, removing rotten railway ties from the grounds and replacing them with an environmentally friendly alternative, replacing two antique windows near the front entrance, and completing exterior painting.

Another $8,008 is going to the restoration of Murray C. Smith baseball field. The restoration will involve improvements to the warning track in the outfield, upgrades to the soil on the infield playing area, and the refurbishment and expansion of the grandstand area.

Finally $13,750 will go into the restoration of the Port Joli Community Hall―a 144 year-old former school house which serves as the community’s recreation centre. The project will involve replacing flooring, insulation, walls, trims and ceilings; upgrading the plumbing in the kitchen and washrooms; and constructing an on-site septic system.

The Province of Nova Scotia is supporting the Port Joli Community Hall Project with investments of $5,000 from Communities, Culture and Heritage, and $3,000 from the Department of the Environment.

Organizations: Hank Snow Museum

Geographic location: South Shore, Queens, Port Joli Community Hall Nova Scotia

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