Women’s Institute continues support for specialized transit

Mayor Robert Quaiff accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Prince Edward District Women's Institute president Evelyn Peck during Tuesday's council meeting. The money will once again support specialized transit in Prince Edward County. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

A local organization carried on its tradition of supporting specialized transit on Tuesday.

Prince Edward District Women’s Institute president Evelyn Peck presented the municipality with a cheque for $5,000 to support specialized transit.

Peck said back in 2000 when she was serving her first term as district president, the organization’s membership sought to revisit a goal to establish accessible transportation in Prince Edward County. She said the group worked for years to find an acceptable solution.

“It is a delight that I’m here now again serving as president so I can present a cheque of $5,000 for a successful transportation system that’s making a difference in the lives of many people in our county,” said Peck.

Mayor Robert Quaiff said it’s a very good cause and one that the Women’s Institute has been working on for many years.

“We certainly appreciate your efforts over the years,” he said.