Clifford Rotary hosts contest for Snow Sculptures with a Twist

MINTO – To help Minto residents get through the long winter season, the Rotary Club of Clifford, with help from Minto Mental Health, is launching a “Snow Sculptures with a Twist” Competition in early January.

The goal is to provide free fun for Minto residents and businesses while also raising awareness of mental health initiatives in Minto and the upcoming opening of the Integrated Youth Services Network hub set to open next to Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston in mid- to late-January.

Any resident or family living in Minto or any group working or volunteering in Minto can make a snow sculpture, take two pictures of it, and submit their entry by email.

The “twist” is that the photos must show human interaction with the snow sculpture.

The contest will close Jan. 31 and the judging/voting of the photo entries will take place Feb. 1 to 7, with the winners to be announced Feb. 8.

Winners will be determined by most likes on their pictures, and the winners will receive prizes.

Organizers are asking for help in the form of cash or gift donations to go into the prize pool.

“There should be no one in town who cannot take part in this activity which will bring us together, yet let us maintain social distancing and have some plain old-fashioned fun,” states Clifford Rotary president Trish Palmer.