|Harvest For Kids|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:38|
Preparations are going well for a world record combining attempt north of Saskatoon during the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Harvest For Kids Saskatchewan wants to have more than 208 combines taking off an oat crop on Saturday, October 6th. The two quarters are located 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon on Highway 12 and another 6 kilometres west of the Barn Playhouse.
The event is a fundraiser for Children's Camps International. The faith-based organization sponsors camps for children in India, Cuba, Belize, Kenya, Ethiopia and Fiji.
"Our desire is to send possibly up to 50,000 kids to camp (at $5 per child) in developing countries and give them the hope and opportunity that we are able to offer our kids," said Wendell Andres with Harvest For Kids. "I've been able to see the impact that these camps have on their lives."
Farmers wanting to participate in the world record harvest celebration are encouraged to pre-register. Andres expects more to join once they have finished combining on their own farms.
"We have just over 100 farmers already registered with many telling us they are close to being done and then they want to register."
Andres is optimistic that they will be able to break the world record set several weeks ago in Ireland.
The harvest attempt will begin at 2pm on October 6th. There will also be a number of family activities held before the combines hit the field. These include pony rides, climbing walls, a mini-carnival and old-time harvest demonstrations. There will also be a benefit concert that evening in Saskatoon featuring the CCMA nominated country band High Valley.
You can find out more about the event at www.harvestforkids.com
|Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:18|