Feature

Farm 4 A Cure event raises $15,000 to assist area residents

FOOD CONTESTANTS — Albion Fire & Rescue members, with Miss Nebraska Jessica Shultis (back, third from left) in the “This Food is on Fire” competition were (front l.-r.) Mitch Hardwick, Ben Edwards, Warren Myers and Greg Krohn. Back row: Mark Tisthammer, Don Casper, Jason Borer, Larry Pochop, Pepper Rasmussen and Lynn Lehman. Courtesy Photo

“This Food is on Fire,” a fund-raising event by Farm 4 A Cure, raised more than $15,000 for neighbors in need Saturday evening, Feb. 16, at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgruonds.
Four local fire departments — Genoa, Albion, Spalding and St. Edward — went head to head making food for over 300 people. Results of the live voting showed the St. Edward team taking the crown for “Best Food of the Night.”
Gabe Walsh, an up and coming artist out of Nashville, performed while Miss Nebraska Jessica Shultis raffled off her private tea party for 10 young girls to take part.
Farm 4 A Cure is a nonprofit organization, located in St. Edward, which directs financial support to area residents in need. Since 2015, it has impacted more than 500 people with its mission: No one will struggle alone.
During the event, Farm 4 A Cure handed out four checks to local residents to then be hand delivered to neighbors in need. A check also was donated to the Briggs and Barrett Foundation – an organization providing education and assistance for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) awareness. This donation was in memory of a three-month-old child who lost his life to SIDS. His family actively supports Farm 4 A Cure.