Museum's Poppy Project expands to old Court House for Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day poppies will be popping up on the old Court House and elsewhere in town this year as the NOTL Museum expands its commemorative Poppy Project.

Last year, volunteers strung together several thousand hand-knit poppies and hung them off the bell tower at the old high school building that houses the museum.

“The high school building is where many of the local boys who died during the First and Second World War would have went to high school,” Sarah Kaufman, the museum's managing director, told council last week.

It took 40 volunteers and 1,000 hours to create more than 3,000 poppies for the project possible last year.

This year, they want to up the ante with even more poppies, and they’re planning to hang them at the old court building's entrance.

“It’ll be a curtain of poppies falling from just above the archway,” Kaufman said.

The museum also intends to hang poppies on street lamps along King Street and on wreaths at select downtown businesses.

The poppies will go up Nov. 1.

Evan Loree, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Lake Report