The Ridgetown Rejuvenation Association grew out of the Ridgetown Civic Beautification Committee whose members have for some years looked after floral displays and landscaping projects around town.
In 2007 the Beautification Committee were discussing introducing benches and trees along Main Street and from those discussions a new committee was formed to look at that project and others as well. An Open Town Hall meeting on 19th November 2008 brought a standing-room-only crowd to Ridgetown’s Municipal Centre, eager to hear proposals and get involved.
Outlining the benefits of Ridgetown, the organisers said, “We are blessed with one of the best Victorian towns in Ontario. We have amenities which other small towns envy – churches of almost every denomination, a variety of sports facilities, doctors, lawyers, dentists and accountants, our own newspaper, two pharmacies, several hardware stores and a lumberyard, florists, hairdressers and beauty therapists, a Tim Horton’s, a liquor and a beer store – and a university campus. We can buy “gently used” furniture and clothes. We have talented artists and artisans and tradesmen.”