The Pangman Charity Farms canola crop was combined on September 12th with perfect harvest weather. John Friesen, Gary Lee, Gladys Jesse, Brian Jesse, Lawrence Fellner, Ken Kaufmann, Wayne Lozinsky, Mark Johnson, and Ken Newman volunteered their time, effort, and equipment adding to the success of the day.
A big thank you to our major sponsors E. Bourassa & Sons for their continued support, as well as Weyburn Pioneer Grain, Municipal Hail, and Farm Credit Corp.
The proceeds from the sale of the crop each year are a major support for Pangman School and community.
The 2014 Pangman Charity Farms harvest is in the bin. This has become a major fundraising initiative in support of Pangman School.
Thank you to this year’s volunteers: Curtis Bourassa, Hudson Bourassa, John Colbow, Wayne Colbow, Lawrence Fellner, Mike Fellner, John Friesen, Brian & Gladys Jesse, Mark Johnson, Ken & Joyce Kaufmann, Wayne & Connie Lozinsky, John Metke, Adam Sambrook, Rodger Sambrook, Eileen Tunall, Elwood White. A big thanks also to E. Bourassa & Sons, Farm Credit Corpo- ration, Saskatchewan Municipal Hail, Pangman Co-op, Mandy Rowland (Bayer Crop Science), and Weyburn KFC.
Neighbours, businesses, volunteers and even the weather co-operated on October 15th to harvest the Charity Farms crop southeast of Pangman.
Rodger Sambrook, Wayne Lozinsky, Adam Farquhar, Adam Sambrook, Gladys Jesse, Brian Jesse, Richard Metke, John Colbow and Wes Gurskey all pitched in to make the day a great success. Five combines, three tandems and a grain cart were used to harvest a bountiful field of flax in under six hours on a half section of land owned by Ken and Joyce Kaufmann and rented to Charity Farms.
Charity Farms president Brian Jesse was pleased with the quality and quantity of flax harvested. He expressed his appreciation for all the volunteer effort that has gone into the Charity Farms community and school fundraising venture since its inception in 2008.
The day ended with a great harvest supper sponsored by Weyburn KFC (thank you Larie Semen, manager). A big thanks also to E. Bourassa & Sons, Pangman Co-op, Nelson Motors & Equipment, Bill Peters, Jeff West, Ken Vogel, and Gabe Vogel for adding to the success of the harvest.
Charity Farms Harvest took place on September 21, 2012 and it was a lovely sunny day it. Seven (7) New Holland combines were used for the harvest. The Combines used belonged to Brian Jesse (2) Byron Ledingham (2) Mark Johnson, Stan Doughty. As well E Bourassa & Sons brought their brand new 9090 out for the harvest. The Trucks were provided by Brian Jesse, Lawrence Fellner, Roger Sambrook & John Colbow.
Morning lunch was provided by some local ladies before the machines went to work. The harvest was completed in 4 1/2 hours. Pangman School children from Grades 1-6 were bused out to see first hand the Charity Farms Harvest to get the picture of what has made the Community Kitchen attached to the school gym possible. KFC and Pizza was brought out for supper, which was supplied by the Farm Credit Corporation.
Charity Farms is a combined effort of many volunteer community residents from the beginning of each spring with seeding, spraying, swathing and the final day of harvest and loading the grain into the bins for sale. There is a sigh of relief and gratitude when the grain is in the bins and always many thanks to be said for all the different helping hands that are involved each year with Charity Farms project.
Those involved this year with the Charity Farms crop were: Brian Jesse, John Freisen, Ken Kaufmann, Bill Peters, Henry Dyck, John Metke, Stan Shepherd, John Colbow, Wayne Colbow, Byron Ledingham, Dan Cordick, Mark Johnson, Stan Doughty (combine), EBourassa & sons, Roger Sambrook, Lawrence Fellner, Wayne Lozinsky, Adam Sambrook.
On Saturday, October 22, 2011 was our Harvest Supper hosted by Charity Farms and the 100 Celebration Committee. Many people came out and enjoyed a meal of Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Ham, Carrots, Salads, Fresh Buns, and delicious pies for dessert.
A big thank you to all who prepared food and those who worked in the new Community Kitchen doing preparation, serving and clean-up.
We had a few special guests at our Harvest Supper. Ken Kessler, NDP candidate for our area, and Dustin Duncan, the Saskatchewan Party candidate for our area.
Chuck Jacques, Reeve from the RM of Norto, spoke about the history of Charity Farms and the Community Kitchen project. Eileen Tunall spoke about the 100 Year Celebration and thanked everyone for all their help with the celebration.
Eileen Tunall and Joy White of the 100 Year Celebration Committee presented Brian & Gladys Jesse of Charity Farms with a cheque for $35,000.00 for the Community Kitchen.
Sept 6, 2011 was a warm sunny day for the 4 th Annual Pangman Charity Farms Harvest. All proceeds from this farming project go to the beautiful new kitchen for the Pangman Community.
A crop of Canola is what was harvested and it is nice to have it in the bins. Combines were provided by Brian Jesse, E. Bourassa & Sons, Lawrence Fellner & Ken Kaufmann. Trucks were provided by Roger Sambrook, Mark Johnson & Brian Jesse.. John Colbow supplied the tractor and auger. Also special thanks to Wayne and Connie Lozinsky, Eileen Tunall, Chris Schwindt, Ken & Joyce Kaufmann for providing morning lunch, Pangman Co-op for beverages and FCC for after harvest supper of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Thanks to all who provided help in any way, it all helps.
Thank you to Dale Colbow, Terry Webb, Bill Peters, and Byron Ledingham for helping with the swathing, and also thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with the Charity Farms project again this year.
We are all eager to see the new Community Kitchen built and attached to the Pangman School.
On June 19th, 2010, at the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) National Conference in Edmonton, Dan McIntosh was awarded the Dave Rogers Award for the short feature on CTV Regina entitled “A School Harvest”.
This short feature aired in November 2009 and it focused on Charity Farms, a group of local farmers from Pangman and area who planted, grew, harvested and sold the grain as a fundraiser for the Pangman School.
Congratulations to Dan McIntosh, the CTV Regina team and Charity Farms.