Free ‘thank a farmer’ barbecue and concert planned by MLA

A free ‘thank a farmer’ barbecue and concert is planned to bring residents of all ages together to celebrate

A free ‘thank a farmer’ barbecue and concert is planned to bring residents of all ages together to celebrate contributions agricultural producers make to our communities.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle is hosting the event from 4-7 p.m. July 26. She also wants to engage rural youth.

“Farmers are the lifeblood of our province. To keep the industry strong, we have to engage our youth — our future farmers,” she said. “While this event is going to be a lot of fun, I also hope to have some important conversations about the challenges of entering the agricultural industry in the 21st century.”

The barbecue will take place on Dave and Betty Boulton’s farm and feature talented singer-songwriter Randi Boulton performing. There will be games and prizes for children.

Towle, in inviting constituency residents, encouraged them to contact her office to receive details, directions and RSVP. “This is an event for everyone and all are welcome. There will be great food, great music with Randi Boulton and great conversation.”

While the event is free, those attending are being asked to bring an item for the local food bank and a lawn chair.

Please RSVP by phone to 1-403-227-1500 or email innisfail.sylvanlake@assembly.ab.ca.