MANITOULIN—It’s just one month until the judging takes place for this newspaper’s annual Harvest Glory Days friendly inter-community competition, so what are you waiting for—get decorating!

Last year the communities of Manitowaning (large town), Providence Bay (middle-sized town) and Silver Water (small town) earned the Harvest Glory Days top honours and a nice sign to boast of their efforts to boot. 2017 made Assiginack a five-time champion and Silver Water a four-time champ and Providence Bay, two-time bragging rights.

Each community who wins gets a sign (if they don’t already have one), proclaiming them to be full of community spirit with a fall leaf emblazoned with the year for each win.

As Thanksgiving Weekend falls early this year, October 6-8, and therefore judging will be held at approximately the same time, The Manitoulin Expositor is urging all Manitoulin Island residents to get out and get festive as per the harvest season. Decorate with hay bales, pumpkins, corn stalks, leaves, scarecrows or any other way you see fit!

Once you’ve decorated, please notify The Expositor by filling out the form found on Page 8A of this newspaper and either emailing it to, faxing it to 705-368-3822 or dropping it off at our downtown Little Current office. If you’d rather, pop it in the mail to The Manitoulin Expositor, PO Box 369, Little Current, Ontario, P0P 1K0.

Once all the submissions are in, a Harvest Glory Days map will be published in this newspaper before Thanksgiving to encourage Islanders, and our fans, to get out and travel the length and breadth of this Island to see the hard work and creativity of its residents.

Happy decorating!