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Wuerth's donates $4,000 to Jones Bridge Project

Sarah Geoffrey; John Wuerth; Peter Darbishire; and Linda Wuerth are shown in photo.


Wuerth's Shoes Ltd. donates $4,000 to Pedestrian Bridge on the South Huron Trail

Wuerth’s Shoes Ltd. is helping to make the community safer and more active with a generous $4,000 donation towards the Jones Bridge community project for the new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail.

Presenting the donation in photo are owners Sarah Geoffrey; John Wuerth; and Linda Wuerth. Accepting the donation, on behalf of the Pedestrian Bridge Community Working Group is Peter Darbishire (second from right in photo), a director on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

Wuerth’s Shoes began in 1938 and has been in business for more than eight decades and Sarah Geoffrey is the fourth generation of the Wuerth family in the local business.

John Wuerth said it is a privilege to contribute to this community project. “Linda and I and Sarah and our grandchildren all use the trail regularly,” he said.

“We love the trail,” added Linda Wuerth.

It is very fitting that the new pedestrian bridge is called Jones Bridge, said Sarah Geoffrey, as the bridge is dedicated by Donna Jones in loving memory of Ted Jones and the Jones family is such an important part of the community.

The new bridge has provided a safer, more scenic alternative to walking beside vehicle traffic while enjoying both sections of the popular trail.

The fundraising campaign is continuing this year to complete the Jones Bridge Project including stairs and other ancillary structures and trail approaches and connections in 2019. Thanks to generous donations like this one, more than $275,000 has been pledged or donated to the bridge project so far and each donation is bringing the community closer to the fundraising goal of more than $300,000.

To donate to the bridge project please visit or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or speak with one of the community working group members.

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