A happy occasion on Madeline Lane
by Shelagh Landsmann
A happy event took place on Monday at the intersection of the Dummer 12th Line and a previously un-named road.
Recently a number of names had been put forth as potential names. Considering the history of the area, everyone present agreed that Madeline Lane was the most appropriate name that could have been chosen.
One of the original residents, Madeline McCarthy, was in attendance. Those in attendance included Madeline’s two sons, their families and several nieces, as well as several residents of the road.
Madeline was delighted with the name and considered it one of the most memorable moments in 100 years. When the road name became official, Deputy-Mayor Karl Moher thanked everyone who attended.
Following the short ceremony, everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Madeline who will celebrate her 101st birthday on September 17.
The Pye Family, residents of Madeline Lane, kindly invited everyone back to their home for coffee and cake.
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