By Hannah Ross, President, HNJF
To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—The Haldimand-Norfolk Junior Farmers (HNJF) worked hard to fundraise this year, and with hard work and dedication came great success!
The Junior Farmers kicked off this year running a bottle drive, with all proceeds going to the Haldimand-Norfolk Women’s Services and the Haldimand Abilities Centre. Club members made their way through each county handing out flyers and collecting bottles to raise funds for the drive.
Soon after, it was time for the club’s annual road side cleanup along Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 6. Club members and other volunteers hit the ditches for a total of six hours collecting garbage, recyclables, and bottles for the drive.
After hours of treading through wet ditches, club members were happy with the outcome and the positive environmental impact of their work. After a busy summer, Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show rapidly approached and there were many tasks to complete before fair week officially began. Haldimand-Norfolk Junior Farmers were overwhelmed with the amount of support received from the community at their annual food booth selling back bacon on a bun. Due to the amount of support from community members, as well as past alumni, the club was able to add to the funds raised from the bottle drive, allowing for $1,000 to be donated to each charity. With the funds, the club was also able to sponsor the Haldimand 4-H Beef club with $500 to help support them as they competed at this years Royal Winter Fair.