Former title winners show appreciation for pageant organizer

HARRISTON – The Harriston-Minto Agriculture Society celebrated its 160th fall fair this year.

“The Ambassador Program is a treasure we continue to hold every year,” fair officials state, noting 2019 is the 43rd year for the program which celebrates youth in the community.

Local ambassadors of Harriston-Minto have traditionally travelled to Walkerton each year to participate in the Ontario Miss Mid West pageant. The Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society has had four past ambassadors crowned at the event; two as Ontario Miss Mid West Queen and two as Ontario Little Miss Princess.

“The pageant coordinator Barb McArthur is a beautiful, hardworking and dedicated woman,” fair officials state. “We congratulate her on the amazing achievement of 25 years managing the program.

“The Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society would like to thank Barb for allowing us to go on this journey with her over the years and wish her the very best on her retirement from the Ontario Miss Mid West pageant.”


Ambassadors show appreciation – A picture of the four Harriston-Minto Fall Fair ambassadors and junior ambassadors who went on to earn titles at the Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant was recently presented to pageant organizer Barb McArthur. Holding the photo from left: Shaelyn Thompson (Ontario Little Miss Princess 2013-14), Jennifer (Shannon) Bramhill (Ontario Miss Mid West Queen 1998-99) and Jordan Scholten (Ontario Miss Mid West Queen 2016-17). Absent: Samantha Willson (Ontario Little Miss Princess 2015-16).