There is an old adage that good fences make good neighbours. On Saturday Aug. 27, the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society and Sherbrooke Village will be turning that saying around and asking good neighbours to make good fences. The society has put together a Good Fences, Good Neighbours campaign this summer to install of more than a kilometre of new or refurbished fencing. Lynn Hayne, chair of the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society, credits the success of the campaign to a strong partnership between Sherbrooke Village and the volunteers of the society and strong community support from business, government and private citizens. “We’ve had great support from Human Resource Skills Development Canada which has provided labour for our painting crew and the corporate sector has come on board by donating sponsoring paint, lumber and other materials. The public has also responded well to the campaign and we’ve received support from as far away as British Columbia,” said Ms. Hayne. “We’re going to celebrate our success with the fence project and at the same time offer people the opportunity to help us support Sherbrooke Village by asking for their time and talents rather than their money. However, we wouldn’t turn down any financial contributions that people might wish to make.” The BYOB ( Bring Your Own Brush) painting day will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be provided for all pre-registered participants. Brushes can also be provided for those who are unable to supply their own. Complimentary admission to Sherbrooke Village will also be provided to registered participants. “We’re very pleased with the fencing work that has taken place on our site this year,” said George Brothers, manager of program development for Sherbrooke Village. “The project is a great example of a multi-level partnership working to support one of our most valuable cultural assets. One of our primary goals is to showcase our heritage in the best way we can, and having the village looking its best goes a long way towards helping us achieve that goal. “Often, fences are the first thing people notice when they arrive and this year, with the help of all our good neighbours, we’re getting a chance to make a good impression as soon as they arrive.” For information, or to register for the event, call Denise at 1-888-743-7845, extension 241 by noon Friday, Aug. 26.