Last Light Photo Show and Sale to end after 13 years
Community Living-Central Huron has decided to discontinue the Last Light Photo Show and Sale, a decision that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event began in 2007 as a partnership between the Huron Camera Club and Community Living-Central Huron, with the Huron Camera Club wanting to honour the memory of one of their founding members, Sarah Mann.
Sarah had a deep passion for photography and the Community Living movement. She became involved with Community Living-Central Huron initially through her position as a journalist and photographer at The Goderich Signal-Star and then as a volunteer. Sarah was very fond of taking photos of the last light of the day, “when the sun’s rays were fading and darkness was beginning to set in,” hence the Last Light Photo Show and Sale was born.
Over the past 13 years, Community Living-Central Huron was very fortunate to have tremendous community support for the show and sale; through sponsors like The Goderich Signal Star, The Citizen, Lighthouse Money Management, MacEwan & Feagan Insurance, Huron County Tourism - Ontario’s West Coast, Your Life in Stills Photography, Carman’s Camera Goderich, Precision Print, Elizabeth’s Art Gallery and the Goderich Public Library, which hosted this event for 12 years at such a perfect venue. Special appreciation to all those that entered the contest over the years and the judges for taking the time to select winners in such an array of categories.
Categories ranged from “Last Light” and “First Light” of day, rural life, nature, pets, colours, numbers, weather events, moving waters, Huron at Play, Huron County Community Event, etc. Over 1,000 photos were submitted over the duration of the show and sale.
Community Living-Central Huron is very grateful to Lynne and Steve Mann of Lucknow and Jessica (Mann) Loughlin of Blyth for helping to honour Sarah’s memory and passions over the past 12 years. Without their support and dedication to this event increased awareness of the agency would not have happened. The agency is so grateful to them for allowing it to honour their daughter and sister. For both the agency and the Mann family, it was not just about funds that were raised through this event, it was more about raising awareness and acceptance of all citizens in the community.