The harvest for the Farming for a Future fundraiser has begun.
Shane and Ashley Valentine have donated 100 acres of farmland, with the revenues from the sale of the crops to be donated to the Carlyle Community Complex Foundation. Other supporters have stepped forward by donating equipment and materials needed to get to harvest.
In an email to the Observer, Mayor Jen Sedor said the Town of Carlyle applauds the efforts of the foundation's board for organizing this "unique" fundraiser.
"We truly do have the best volunteers in our community," she said. "How wonderful to see all the partners come together and donate their time, product and experience to have a successful first harvest for the Farming for a Future fundraiser."
These are truly exciting times for town council and the community as a whole.
"We look forward to working with the South East Cornerstone [Public] School Division planning for a new school build in our community and the potential opportunities that can come with it," she said.