The Highland Yard will once again hit the streets of Minden this year to carry on the 44 year tradition. Race Director Jack Russell says this year the money will help offset some costs for Places for People.

Clip: Highland Yard 1[“… renovations for the Minden home”]

Russell says he’s hoping to raise 17 thousand dollars this year, to reach their 75 thousand dollar goal to pay off the house. This year, the event has a new route, a new logo, prizes and a new family rate.

While the event is over four decades old, this is only the fourth year the funds will be going to Places for People.

Since it started though, it’s always raised money for the community. Formerly known as the Heineken Yard, Race Director Jack Russell says it all started with a bet.

Clip: Highland Yard 2 [“… race from Onondaga camp”]

Russell says that for years the race raised money to send kids to camp. Since Places for People took over the race, they’ve been using the money helping provide stable, affordable housing in Haliburton County. Russell explains that their organization is unique in that it’s not just about setting people up in a home and collecting their money.

Clip: Highland Yard 3 [“…what we can do to help them”]