Imagine a hot, muggy, and sunny day with bugs flying and add to that five, active, and committed women walking the original route of the Highland Yard. With smiles and laughter, these fearless five walked “The Heritage,” a distance of 7.3 kilometres from Camp Onondaga to the Rockcliffe in downtown Minden and raised more than $4,700 for Places For People. And the money is still coming in! Adele Espina, not pictured, was a major contributor as she drove the women to the starting point and photographed them.
All of the women expressed their delight in participating and raising money for such a worthy cause, affordable housing for Haliburton County. Registration has been extended to Aug. 10, so you too can support them or participate in the Highland Yard by going to www.highlandyard.ca. There you will find ways to either pledge a participant or register. If you wish not to run/walk a particular distance, you can register for fee as a fundraiser and begin to collect donations for Places For People.
The Highland Yard is virtual once again and to date has raised more than $17,000 for affordable housing in Haliburton County. Join us in celebrating 50 years of running in the Highlands and thanks to the fabulous five!
Submitted by Jack Russel