Community Groups

Town of Minto Optimist Club

The Town of Minto Optimist Club works with other community service clubs and groups to raise funds for local youth projects. Their primary fundraiser is the annual Palmerston Bobtail Truck, Car & Motorcycle Show.

Harriston Kinsmen

The Harriston Kinsmen support a number of parks and recreation projects, including Harriston’s Public Pool. They raise funds for these and other good causes through fundraisers like the Harriston Christmas Parade, curling bonspiels, slow pitch tournaments and an annual comedy night.

Grey Wellington Theatre Guild

Based out of Harriston’s Town Hall Theatre, the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is a community theatre troupe committed to presenting both classic and contemporary theatre to local audiences. Full-scale productions are staged every spring and fall and are often bridged by smaller youth productions in the summer.

Harriston & District Horticultural Society

The Harriston & District Horticultural Society’s main event is the annual Garden Festival, featuring a variety of flowers, plants, vegetables and outdoor crafts and decorations. They are also involved in the maintenance of public flower boxes and beds, as well as educating youth on the importance of horticulture.

Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society

The Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society organizes the annual Harriston-Minto Fall Fair. They also sponsor and fund other community events and fundraisers in an effort to promote agricultural awareness.

Clifford & District Horticultural Society

The Clifford & District Horticultural Society shares a love of all things horticultural through their various community flower shows and plant sales. Their youth program encourages younger gardeners to contribute and learn more about gardening.

Harriston Legion

Through various fundraisers and community events, the Harriston Legion sponsors local charities and other organizations in an effort to improve our community. Their efforts include jamborees as well as student art, poetry and essay contests. The Legion’s hall is a meeting space/event location for many other local organizations.

Clifford & District Lions Club

The Clifford Lions Club is involved in a variety of community service projects, including the planting of trees and construction of park benches, as well as providing donations to other charitable organizations and service clubs.

Minto Arts Council

The Minto Arts Council is a volunteer-run, charitable organization focused on fostering artistic creativity in the community and showcasing local talent. They oversee the Minto Heritage Gallery and organize events such as an annual Christmas Auction and Basement Café concert series.

Savour Minto

Savour Minto is where you can find local food, savoury treats and meet local growers, chefs and artists from the Town of Minto and surrounding area.  Follow us for updates on the 2014 event.

Palmerston Agricultural Society

Palmerston’s Agricultural Society is involved in a number of fundraisers and events, the most prominent of which being the Palmerston Fair. Other events designed to increase local appreciation of agriculture include an annual Tractor Pull and Agri-Awareness Day.

Clifford Rotary Club

Clifford’s Rotary Club works to obtain resources and provide support for many community needs and projects. Their events include charity barbeques, Christmas candy drives, rubber duck races, curling bonspiels and an annual car show. They have funded the construction of two community parks in Clifford.

Palmerston Lions Club

Palmerston’s Lions Club has supported a multitude of community projects and charitable causes over their long history. Their largest contributions include the restoration of the Norgan Theatre and the construction of the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park.

Town of Minto Heritage Association

Involved in microfilming old newspapers, recording life stories and graveyard inscriptions, presenting exhibits at the Minto Heritage Gallery, and recently publishing two books, the Minto Heritage Association keeps itself well occupied. The small club endeavors to preserve local history through a number of action-oriented projects and educational offerings.

Harriston Historical Society

The Harriston Historical Society works towards the preservation of local history. Their largest collection of historical documents and artifacts is located on the top floor of the Harriston Library.

Harriston Lions Club

The Harriston Lions Club is committed to supporting a variety of community programs and services. Their largest contribution is the establishment of the Harriston Medical Centre Playground.

Palmerston & District Kinette Club

The Palmerston Kinettes work toward a variety of community goals. Their mobile concession trailer is a staple vendor at any community event.

Palmerston Legion

The Palmerston Legion supports local charities and organizations through fundraising efforts and by holding community events. These events include monthly dinners, golf and mini golf tournaments, jamborees, a photo car rally and an annual haunted house.

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