On Saturday, August 12, the Parkin Family Farm on Grey Road 11 in the Municipality of Meaford will host 'Fun Day at the Farm', a project of the Owen Sound Harvest For Hunger, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
This year is the third year for the event, which will include live music, horse and carriage rides, a corn maze, and even a 'farmer Olympics' competition. Also featured at the event will be antique tractors, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and a bouncy-cow. After an afternoon of fun, there will be a 'by donation' barbeque for those who work up an appetite.
Organizers say that in the first two years of the event, more than 800 people attended. Donations received at the event will be matched four to one by the federal government.
Additionally, as part of the Harvest for Hunger project, soybeans are being grown by four different farmers, and the proceeds of the sale of these will also go to the Foodgrains Bank.
“Over the last couple of years, when our donations were matched by the government, there has been $274,610 made available to Canadian Foodgrains to help feed those in need. The people of Niger have been the recipients of our assistance,” noted organizers of the event.
The event takes place on Saturday, August 12 from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Parkin Family Farm, 457903 Grey Road 11 (east of Owen Sound, in the Municipality of Meaford).
For more information, visit their website owensoundharvestforhunger.ca , call 519-376-5996 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.