Sophiasburgh Coun. Bill Roberts told Prince Edward County council Tuesday that Mills “was perhaps one of the greatest volunteers I’ve ever met anywhere.”
“He was certainly a wonderful volunteer for Sophiasburgh and for the county as a whole.”
The winter festivity takes place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Activities include a pancake breakfast, a hockey tournament, wagon rides, vendors and more.
Roberts added that it was important to recognize the actions of the community’s unsung heroes.
“George was never a guy to take the limelight, and he was always in the background,” he said. “If every volunteer in Canada skipped volunteering for a day, the country would come to a halt.”
Mills died Feb. 12 at the age of 69 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.