By Chris Pickup

Haldimand County’s total grants for various community events throughout the year has rocketed from $60,000 in 2014 to $100,000 for 2018.

A new event this year is Victoria Day fireworks in Caledonia. The River Arts Festival in Dunnville is being funded for the first time.

The total list for 2018 is:

$10,000 each to: Caledonia Agricultural Fair, Caledonia Canada Day, Cayugafest, Dunnville Agricultural Fair, Dunnville Mudcat Festival, Hagersville Rocks

$5,000 each to: Caledonia Victoria Day Fireworks, Christmas in Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville Light Up and Santa Claus parades, Hagersville Santa Claus parade, Hagersville Summer’s End Festival, Dunnville River Arts Festival, Selkirk Gasfest