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Nikki Logan
Nikki Logan

Nikki Logan originally comes from the countryside outside Dundas, Ontario, however she and her husband John have made Fergus their home for the past twenty years.

Researching the history of their old stone cottage piqued an interest in the historical development of Wellington County and the various peoples that settle here.

Nikki worked for many years in Health Care and now in retirement enjoys reading, swimming, genealogy and collecting old stuff! Her family including five active grandchildren keep her busy.

She looks forward to working with the Wellington County Historical Society and giving back in some small way to this great place they chose to call home.

The topic for the annual writing contest was “My First Summer Job”. This was the 75th anniversary of the essay contest which was started by Jean (Mrs. Tom) Hutchinson in 1943. Director Willa Wick presented certificates and cash awards to the winners. In the adult class, first prize was captured by Ian Easterbrook of Fergus; second went to Silvana Sangiuliano of Belwood; third place was Evelyn Robson of Belwood, and honourable mention was awarded to Julie Goudie of R R #2 Fergus.

In the student division first place went to Lily Van Hisseling of Fergus, while second and third place winners were brothers Jonah and Joshua Doupe of Belwood.

The Society expresses thanks to the judges and to everyone who submitted entries. We encourage everyone to try their hand at writing a short essay and participate in the competi-tion. The subject for the 2019 competition will be announced in the Society’s winter newsletter.