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Today's date: Friday June 23, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 25
   
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4-H: Outdoors Club learns to geocache

MIMOSA - The third meeting of the Mimosa 4-H Outdoor Club was held on June 7 where club members, leaders and parents met at the Starkey Hill Conservation Area in Puslinch.

Grand River Agricultural Society distributes $9,750

Grand River Agricultural Society distributes $9,750

ELORA - The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has announced the recipients of its new Community Mini-Grant program supporting projects related to agriculture and the environment.

Engineering Club learns about materials, chemistry

MIMOSA - The fourth meeting of the 4-H engineering club was held on June 9.

Market opening

Market opening

The Rockwood Farmers’ Market kicked off its 2017 season on June 15. The market takes place at the St. John’s Anglican Church grounds in Rockwood every Wednesday from 4 to 7pm until Oct. 4.

Harriston horticultural society recognizes local gardens

Harriston horticultural society recognizes local gardens

HARRISTON - The Harriston and District Horticultural Society is celebrating its 65th anniversary by recognizing Minto residents who take extra time and effort to give the community that “wow” factor.

Recognition

Recognition

Elmer and Betty Dennison’s garden on the 10th line of Minto is among those recognized by the Harriston horticultural society.

Soil health

Soil health

Transition Erin hosted a booth about soil health at Waterstock on June 11 in Erin. Soil is the workhorse that filters rain and stormwater. Healthy soil nourishes farmers’ crops and purifies the water feeding underground aquifers, as well as the surface water in lakes, rivers and wetlands.

Commemorative plantings

Commemorative plantings

Specially made planters in the design of the Canada 150 logo help bring the anniversary message home through the work of the Rotary Club of Fergus Elora in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Photo by Mike Robinson

Digging deep

Digging deep

Members of the Rotary Club of Fergus Elora undertook special plantings in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Mini planters

Mini planters

The Harriston and District Horticultural Society hosted a Kid’s Design Studio at the Harriston library on June 10.

Floral flag

Floral flag

Mapleton Township employees have created a floral Canadian flag at Centennial Park in Drayton.

Canada 150

Canada 150

Pike Lake Golf Centre between Mount Forest and Harriston is celebrating Canada’s 150th with a colourful garden of begonias in the shape of a Canadian flag.

Community venture

Community venture

Members of the Alma Optimists and Fergus Fall Fair organizations are working together on a new community event which will raise funds for both groups. The Breakfast on the Farm fundraiser takes place on June 24 at the Dirksen family farm outside Alma.

Fundraising auction

Fundraising auction

Auctioneer Kevin Schlegel, left, with assistance from Moorefield Optimist member Wilf Stroetinga, auctions off one of the many donated items at the annual Moorefield Optimist Auction Sale on June 3 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. Auctioneer Jason Heimpel also volunteered his services for the event. Funds raised support local youth activities.

New market location

New market location

Hailey and Teaghan Holzamer bought fresh strawberries from Wanda Dobben on opening day of the Drayton Kinettes Market on June 17. The market, offering fresh produce, baking and crafts, runs every Saturday from 9am to noon at the downtown municipal parking lot.
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Community Guide Spring 2017

Digital Publications

 •  70th anniversary of D-Day Feature
 •  Acton Fall Fair
 •  Canada 150 Special Edition
 •  Drayton Fair Book
 •  Erin Fall Fair
 •  Equine
 •  Fergus Fall Fair
 •  Guelph Township Horticultural Society
 •  Purebred Sheep Breeders of Ontario
 •  Wellington County Plowing Match
 •  Wellington North Guide

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