Wet weather postpones two Central Alberta Foodgrains Harvests

Wet weather has put the kibosh on this Saturday’s Central Alberta Foodgrains Harvests in Lacombe and Ponoka.

Wet weather has put the kibosh on this Saturday’s Central Alberta Foodgrains Harvests in Lacombe and Ponoka.

One of the Lacombe organizers, Doug Maas, said the crop hadn’t dried out from last week’s rain when it got hit again on Wednesday.

It was the second week the charity harvest and barbecue have been delayed, which is not unknown in the harvest’s 19-year history.

The committee plans to get together soon to decide whether to schedule the harvest for the Thanksgiving weekend or just take to the fields whenever the sun shines, regardless of the day.

In Ponoka, the harvest has been postponed until Monday starting with a community lunch at 1 p.m. and the harvest to start at 2 p.m. Lunch is free but donations to the cause are welcomed.

To reach the site from Red Deer go north on Hwy 2A and turn west on Spruce Road and follow the signs. For more information call Larry Henderson at 403-782-5218.

The harvests are in support of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a Winnipeg-based interdenominational group.

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