On October 30th, the 11th annual Meaford Dragons attracted a talented group of local entrepreneurs – all vying for $16,150 in cash and in-kind prizes. Armed with big dreams and business plans, each made their heartfelt pitch to a panel of five dragons. One presentation stood out among the rest… Free Sprit Forest and Nature School by Kim and Matt Simpson, taking home the grand prize including the Rotary Club of Meaford’s Audience Choice award! Other candidates and prize winners were: Pampered Paw Spa, PostingsK9, Silk Family Homestead, and Back Forty Glamping. The future looks brights for them all, especially when the business is customized for the community it serves. Photos/Story by Marissa Dolotallas.