Music in the street in Clifford

CLIFFORD – July’s Diggin’ the Deals and Strolling the Streets was so popular another day was celebrated on Aug. 7.

Craig Thompson from Hearth and Leisure held a scale builders workshop to let builders try their machines on the outdoor track.

Carolyn and Sean LeMay of Clifford Takeout persuaded Juanita Wilkins and Kevin Dandeno to sing and play their guitars under the big top for all their customers.

Pizza was $2 a slice. Gramma Jo’s was serving up soft ice-cream cones for $2, stores were open to explore, and Terry Birch set out items for a sidewalk sale. There were plenty of yard sales as well.

At 4pm, D.J. Cody Miller, accompanied by his wife Amanda and son Grayson, played some familiar favourites from the ‘50s and ‘60s at the gazebo in Clifford Rotary Celebration Square.

A few people joined the celebration, enticing people to dance and sing along to the tunes.

The event, sponsored by the Minto Chamber of Commerce, started in Palmerston with the D.J. playing at 10am for the makers’ market and sidewalk sales and at 1pm, the D.J. played in Harriston for the sidewalk sales.

The Minto Prize Patrol was in town as well to surprise shoppers and browsers to take a spin on the wheel of prizes, their way of thanking people for supporting local businesses in Minto.

Officials are urging everyone to join in the Locally Loyal Minto program.


Rick Southard, right, enjoyed the music of D.J. Cody Miller, left, who was accompanied by his wife Amanda and son Grayson for the return of the event at Clifford Rotary Celebration Square in Clifford.