The Dorset Community Partnership has a lot to celebrate this weekend. The Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony happens on Saturday, with the community celebrating their successful fundraising efforts.

Committee member and event organizer, Sarah Coombs says they have raised over $16,000 for the new park and pavilion. At the same time, Dorset citizens, businesses and friends have solely raised over $24,000 for the proposed nurse practitioner station since December.

Coombs says all the volunteers have been working so hard and it’s great to see it all come together. Instrumental in each process, she says, has been support from neighbouring communities and sponsors through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, HCDC, and FedNor.

The Dorset Free Community Celebration kicks off at the town docks at 11:00 to launch the 2014 season for the Bigwin. The official Pavilion Groundbreaking will take place at 1:00.