One of the big highlights of 4-H on Parade every year are the projects, which give back to non-profits
Logan Jamieson is a member of the Bow Valley Beef and Multi 4-H Club is proudly showing off the charity steer, named Choice, this weekend at 4-H on Parade down on the Stampede grounds.
Choice will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Jamieson says funds raised from the sale of Choice will go to STARS Air Ambulance.
”We named him Choice because a past member of our club named Jared Weston passed away in a bus accident and his steer that year was named Choice and STARS were the ones who came to rescue him, but unfortunately it was too late,” says Jamieson.
Meantime, the charity lamb will be sold at noon on Sunday with the money going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Samantha Horkoff and the Foothills Beef and Multi – 4-H Club raised the lamb this year.
“It’s really an honour to raise the animal that is going to help the children and other foundations,” says Horkoff.
She adds the Make-A-Wish Foundation made sense for them.
”We chose this foundation because it helps children have wishes come true, which is awesome, especially considering all of us members are children.”
The Crowfoot Multi-Club created bird boxes, which are being sold through a silent auction with the proceeds going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Grace Stewart of the Springback Rawhides Multi-Club says the Crowfoot 4-Hers have put a lot of work into it.
”I just think it is a great opportunity to donate to a very worthy cause because the kids have put a lot of work into it hoping they would raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause,” says Stewart.
For more information about the charity auctions click here.