Monday, September 08, 2008

Burgers 4 Bushels

Fessenden, ND (population 625) has a great idea to help their park district. A group of volunteers is offering to bring a hamburger, chips, cookies and a soda out to the field at harvest. In exchange they’re asking the farmer to dump a few bushels of what is being combined into the volunteer’s pick-up truck as a donation.

Normally, the small town has held an annual fundraiser but decided to try this new approach. Proceeds will benefit the pool, youth baseball programs and also maintenance of the park and cemetery grounds.

It’s an innovative approach for a non-profit, especially with today’s much higher commodity prices, hopefully making local farmers feel a little more prosperous and willing to give a few bushels of wheat, corn or soybeans.

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