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Many Groups Benefit From Clifford Homecoming’s Success

The 2017 Clifford Homecoming committee is celebrating the numerous event held that created a successful 150th Community Anniversary.
Nearly 15,000 people attended the events from a New Years Eve Dance that kicked off the year, to Canada Day Celebrations.
The homecoming success can be measured by the smiles on faces of those who attended, or by the money raised that is going back into the community.
After all expenses are covered, over $100,000 from the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming was distributed among 31 different community groups and clubs.
An honorarium to the Knox United Church was given for allowing the committee to meet in the Salem Room once a month for three years.  Others included St. John’s Lutheran Church, Community Church, Library, Firefighters, Downtown Revitalization, Recreation Association, Rotary, Lions, Merry Makers, Horticultural Society, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank, Figure Skating, Trails, and Truck Show.
The committee credits the countless hours dedicated volunteers put in to make the homecoming an outstanding success.
Contributions were also awarded to Drew Community Association, Harriston Legion Branch 296, Minto Arts Council, Normanby Community 4H, Normanby Optimist Group, Queen’s Belles, Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group, Belmore Community Choir, Neustadt Lions, Maitland Valley Historical Car Club, Mildmay Lions, Mildmay Rotary, Walkerton Rotary, Walkerton Knights of Columbus, and St. John’s Ambulance.