Northern Lights 4-H club raises money for cancer charity

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Northern Lights 4-H Club of Slave Lake held its Achievement Day on May 29, and as far as we could tell, a good time was had by all. This included Clover the steer, who was being pampered by club members and was looking very fine in preparation for his presentation on the auction block.

The (online) auction was to raise money for charity, explains club leader Shannon Colli, and resulted in a whopping $6,330 being raised for the club to pass on to the Kids With Cancer Society. But wait….there’s more!

“He was donated back to us to sell again!” says Colli.

That second auction of the lucky steer was in process when The Leader spoke to Colli on June 1. So that dollar amount will be going up.

This is the first beef project for the Northern Lights group. It was made possible by the generous contributions of David Kamelchuk of Colinton (he donated Clover) and the Lebsack family of Slave Lake, who gave Clover a home for the past several months.

In other Northern Lights 4-H news, the club is learning about shooting sports these days, spending their Wednesday evenings at the gun range on the Marten Hills Road. Other projects tackled by Northern Lights include cooking, gardening, trapping and ice fishing.

“We’re going to do a little bit with horses,” also, says Colli.

Clover the steer gets a good scrubbing at the Northern Lights 4-H Club’s Achievement Day, on May 29 at the Multi Rec Centre parking lot in Slave Lake.
Also getting a soap and rinse was this dog – not part of the program, but willing to participate.

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