Ayer’s Cliff will get new look
The project to construct the observation tower and boardwalk on the shore of Lake Massawippi, in Ayer’s Cliff, was approved last month by the town’s council. “The work is expected to begin on July 14th and we hope to get it done before the Ayer’s Cliff Fair. That’s our goal,” said Ayer’s Cliff mayor Alex van Zuiden.
Yesterday, members of the committee in charge of the town’s new medical clinic were at the Town Hall to get the permit to begin the renovations to the locale on Main Street where it will be located. “The project clinic is going gangbusters,” he commented happily.
A Heritage committee was recently formed to have both the Ayer’s Cliff Fairgrounds and the activity of the fair itself recognized for their heritage value. If successful, funding for the 169 yearold agricultural and horticultural exhibition could increase.
The mayor was very pleased that the Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo, a new event that took place in June, was a good success. The event was organized by a nonprofit organization which was formed by the owners of the Auberge Ayer’s Cliff to attract tourists to the region, and it seems to have worked. “They really went out on a limb to put this on and we had torrential rains that weekend. It was slow on Friday but it was full out Saturday and Sunday. I heard only marvelous things about the rodeo and I’m so thankful that they broke even and now they’ve committed to another four years,” said Mr. van Zuiden.