4-H beef clubs hold fundraiser

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
The three beef clubs in the Willow Creek 4-H District are holding an online fundraiser with proceeds going to those affected by the recent wildfires in the Stavely and Claresholm area.
Jeanne White, leader of the Claresholm 4-H Beef Club, explained the Stavely/Parkland, Fort Macleod and Claresholm beef clubs have an achievement day every year.
Historically, part of the day has been a charity steer auctioned off with members picking a charity. The last few years a boxed beef raffle has been held with proceeds going to a chosen charity.
This year, with health guidelines in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, public gatherings are severely limited so there will be no public achievement day.
Instead, the clubs will be showing their animals separately and calves will be sold online.
White said the Claresholm, Stavely and Fort Macleod clubs were discussing how to do their fundraiser when the wildfires struck the area.
Consequently, they decided to raise funds for the Claresholm Disaster Fund for those affected by the recent wildfires.
The fundraiser is an online 50/50 draw approved by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis.
There are different options to participate such as buying one ticket for $10; four for $20; 20 for $50; and 100 for $100.
Tickets can be bought through online credit card purchase.
There is a potential jackpot of $20,000 with half going to the winning ticket holder and half going to the Claresholm Disaster Fund.
Ticket sales end April 28 with the draw to take place in front of the Claresholm Local Press on April 30.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/4hwillowcreek