$250 grant for agriculture group

Councillors here are once again are supporting the Harriston Minto Junior Agricultural Society.

The group formed in the past year to look at bettering the community by improving events at the local fall fair.

To raise funds, they plan to host a Father’s Day breakfast at the Harriston arena.

Paige Burgess, president of the Harriston Minto Agri­cul­tural Society, wrote that the Harriston Minto Junior Agri­cultural Society is looking forward to working in partnership with the local agricultural society once again this year.

“As young people, we feel that we have the ability to influence our peers and hope to use that power to attract young people to the fall fair and spread agricultural awareness to children of all ages,” she wrote.

“As a group, we plant to improve upon our previous projects and help make the 151st Harriston-Minto Fall Fair a true success.

The group will be transforming an entire building into an agricultural education centre for children.

Activities will be designed and supervised by members of the Junior Agricultural Society and its volunteers.

Council agreed to a grant request of $250 to cover the cost of the auditorium to be used on June 20 for a Father’s Day fundraising breakfast.

Last year, members created an agriculture awareness area, which Deputy-mayor Judy Dirksen said was very well received.