On October 15, a beautiful autumn evening, Huron House Boys’ Home opened its doors to the community. It was an evening of celebration of 45 years of service to the community, and an opportunity for people of our community to learn more about who we are and what we do.
The response was very positive. Guests representing many of our connections came – a couple (the Moores) who once farmed the land, the family (the Chrapkos) who donated the property, educators, our Social Service Network partners, former residents, former staff, supporters, and neighbours interested in knowing more about us. All were welcomed.
Boys and Board members gave tours (the Boys’ were the most popular), and sausage on a bun and cake were enjoyed. In the gym photos and memorabilia were on display, and a short presentation by Board President Bert Phills and Executive Director Don Adam paid homage to our supporters, reflected on our past, shared our vision for the future and spoke of the benefit to the community that results from the services we provide.
Tyler Kula of The Observer summed it up nicely in his article Boys’ home shows its worth _ Sarnia Observer and reporter Colin Mitchell relayed his impressions in The Standard Guide Advocate.
We thank, once again, all who support Huron House Boys’ Home, and encourage anyone looking for more information to contact us.