A Chance to win Cookies

Hi I'm Lindsey Gartner, the secretary for the West Ponoka 4-H Beef club.

Lindsey Gartner with Cookies

Lindsey Gartner with Cookies

Hi I’m Lindsey Gartner, the secretary for the West Ponoka 4-H Beef club. And please meet Cookies (in the picture with me), this year’s annual charity steer.

Each year, the Ponoka District 4-H clubs have a charity steer and different members host the animal.

This year, it was my club’s turn and I was really excited to have Cookies on our farm. In previous years, proceeds have gone to local charities like FCSS, the Ponoka Food bank, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Victim Services, the Rodeo Challenge and the Children’s Stollery Hospital.

As a district, we decided that proceeds this year would be going to Stars Air Ambulance.

Recently two fellow west Ponoka youth required Stars services, so this charity definitely is near and dear to our hearts. We are very thankful for the efforts Stars makes to keep our community safe, both in town and in the county.

One member from West Ponoka Beef Club said “It’s a great honour that we, as rural kids, can support other rural youth by giving to this kind of charity.”

The tickets are only 5 dollars each and then you get the chance to WIN Cookies at our show and sale on May 6.

The winner can take Cookies home, use him as a charity donation, go straight to your own BBQ or you can have the option to re-sell.

We’d love to see you May 6 at the Ponoka Ag and Event Centre and purchasing a ticket is a great way to assist our local 4-H Beef clubs support Stars, which in turn provides a very necessary and life-saving service to our community.

Need a ticket? All members from the west, east and central beef clubs will be selling tickets as of now until sale day.

So contact any beef member or our leaders if you are interested: Laverne Klimec 403-783-1096, Monica Harvey 403-704-0023 or Joyce Winters 403-783-8418.