MINTO – Remembering our veterans and our fallen is something we promise to do every Remembrance Day. But how do you remember something you have never experienced?
Over the next four weeks, there are two events organized by John McVicar, the Memorial Counsellor at Harriston Superior Monuments that will help local resident to fulfill that promise.
The 4th Annual Harriston Superior Monuments Headstone Hunt, the only annual event of its kind in Canada begins on Sept. 24. This year, the focus will be on our local veterans and those who were killed in action.
Participants answer the questions on an entry form available at:
– Gramma Jo’s Restaurant in Clifford;
– Harriston Library, Harriston Legion, Harriston Bakery, and Harriston RBC;
– Palmerston Library, Palmerston Legion, and the Kulfi café; and
– the Facebook pages of Superior Memorials and Harriston Superior Monuments
Completed form must be delivered to Harriston Superior Monuments at 60 Mill Street in Harriston before 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 for a chance at over $800 in prize money.
The draws for the cash prizes from all of the entries will be held at noon on Sat. Oct. 24 at the Clifford Community Hall.
A 75th anniversary celebration of the end of the Second World War, featuring a wide range of period displays, will also be at the Clifford Community Hall on Oct. 24. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
McVicar notes physical distancing will be facilitated and masks will be mandatory for the Oct. 24 event. There will also be wrapped, single-serve refreshments with the displays.