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VanDriel Excavating donates $5,000 to Jones Bridge

Generous donation of $5,000 to Jones Bridge


VanDriel Excavating Inc. makes $5,000 donation to Jones Bridge Project

A generous platinum-level donation of $5,000, from VanDriel Excavating Inc., of the Clinton area, to the Pedestrian Bridge on the South Huron Trail Project, is bringing the community closer to reaching the fundraising goal needed to complete the Jones Bridge Project.

Presenting the donation, from left to right in the photo, are VanDriel Excavating Inc. owners Simon VanDriel, Yolanda VanDriel, and Derrick VanDriel along with (at far right in photo) project coordinator Brandon Boyd. Accepting the donation, on behalf of the Pedestrian Trail Bridge Community Working Group and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, are bridge working group community members Linda Wilhelm and Tom Prout.

Thanks to this generous community donation, and others like it, there is now less than $30,000 left to raise to complete the Jones Bridge Project. The community has pledged or donated more than $270,000 so far to this project, building a bridge to a safer, more active community.

Thanks to Jones Bridge, people can now walk on a pedestrian bridge joining the two sections of the South Huron Trail - instead of walking beside vehicle traffic on the roadway. To donate please visit or speak with one of the community working group members.

Donate now at this link:

Or, talk to one of your Community Working Group Members or phone us at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

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