Local 4-H club members are gearing up for another Charity Steer auction, this time to raise funds for the Rose Garden Hospice in Prince Albert.
Brad Grassick, general leader with the West P.A. 4-H club, said club members will care for the steer over the next few months until it is auctioned off in June. The steer currently weighs about 1,000 pounds, he said.
Several local-area 4-H clubs get together each year to work on the Charity Steer project. Grassick said the West P.A. Club joined with 4-H clubs in Shellbrook, Canwood, Weldon and the Nipawin area to fund and choose this year’s charity steer.
Grassick said the project gives local youth an opportunity to give back to the wider community. The West P.A. Club has 21 members this year, ranging in age from six to 21, who also care for their own animals while participating in the charity fundraiser.
“We all have to work together to make that we can make this as successful as we can. It takes work and it takes a team effort and a bunch of people working together,” Grassick said.
The Rose Garden Hospice is a non-profit organization working to build a medical hospice facility in Prince Albert. The 2018 Charity Steer auction in support of the hospice will take place June 11 at 7 p.m.
Last year’s charity auction event raised more than $16,000 for the We Play for Shaye campaign.
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