This is in response to Mike Robertson’s recent letter about the Meaford Hall, particularly his statement concerning taxpayers “subsidizing a very small arts community who seem to have taken over the Hall as a personal fiefdom.”
First of all, the arts community in Meaford is not small. In fact there are hundreds of residents of the Municipality of Meaford involved with the arts. Whether it is musicians, visual artists, quilters, potters and other craft people, performing artists or writers, the arts enrich the lives of not only those directly involved but also our community. People are attracted to Meaford to live or to visit, because of our vibrant arts community, the Apple Harvest Craft Show and the events at Meaford Hall being just two examples.