Clifford homecoming 2017 party taking shape

Chair Bill Smith welcomed members and guests of the Clifford Homecoming 2017 committee to a meeting on  June 13 at Knox United Church in Clifford to discuss souvenirs, quilts, history, horse shoes, food, and fundraising.

Co-chair Jackie Daly offered to lend her voice as spokesperson to talk to community groups and the upcoming mayor’s golf tournament in August. Letters are being circulated to all community groups in the area to welcome them to join in the camaraderie and festivities of the 2017 weekend. Entries to the logo contest will be used to build a logo to express the theme using the three main colours.

The parade route is set and bands are booked. Games for children are in the works and a horse shoe tournament for adults is under consideration..     

Morgan Janssen is lining up entertainment to suit a range of preferences.

Those working on the historical aspects of the event are looking for memorabilia and items of historical significance to photograph and display. Peter Buhrow has digitized hundreds of photos and is still looking for more. Peter Buhrow, Bill Ste. Marie, and Bill Raynard are the people to approach with contributions.

Connie Diebold and her cookbook team of Jean Ersman and Mary Jean Hartwig are including snippets of Clifford’s history in the pages of the cookbook and look forward to contributions of recipes, as well the stories behind them.

The Homecoming 2017 website can be viewed at