HARRISTON – The Harriston and District Horticultural Society held its August Flower Show and monthly meeting on Aug. 21 at the Harriston United Church. Despite a very dry summer the hall was filled with 155 entries.
Horticultural gathering – The Harriston and District Horticultural Society held its August Flower Show and monthly meeting on Aug. 21 at the Harriston United Church.
Rose Van Sickle received the most points for potted plants, Linda Campbell most points for her cut flower entries, Brenda Ortman for her Gladiolas and Van Sickle for her vegetable entries.
Dorelene Anderson was the high point getter in the design category.
The Best Design in the flower show was awarded Sally Andrade, with her very first design entry. Speaker for the meeting was local business woman Maneesha Sharma, owner of Ms Beauty in Harriston.
She brought along numerous samples of herbs and explained how many can help with arthritis, diabetes, skin and hair conditions, and building up the body’s immunity.
Willa Wick explained “RED” – Rural Economic Development funding, which the Town of Minto is currently applying to for a grant. The horticultural society, as a partner, has purchased two lime green benches from local businessman Andy Pridham of Weathered and the executive have approved the purchase of a similar picnic bench for Mill Street Park. This is all part and parcel of the new endeavour “Harriston Rising.”