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Historic Harrow plaque to be unveiled

Posted on Monday August 27, 2018

The Essex Municipal Heritage Committee will unveil its sixth heritage plaque on Thursday, August 30 at a ceremony to be held at 12:30 pm at the Harrow Veteran’s Memorial Park (30 King Street West).

The new interpretive plaque details the early origins of Harrow, a proud community of the Town of Essex.

Under the Town’s Heritage Plaque Program, interpretive plaques are used to mark sites which have historical, cultural or social significance to the community, but are not designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

“Harrow is a community which continues to reflect the pioneer spirit of its early settlers while fostering innovation, creativity, and pride of place amongst its residents,” said Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche, chair of the Municipal Heritage Committee.

To add a special touch, the interpretive plaque will be unveiled in advance of the opening of the 164th Harrow Fair, one of the longest running agricultural fairs in Ontario.

Community members are invited to attend the unveiling ceremony.