Crossfield family helping children give back
For four years, the Dixon Family of Crossfield have offered their land to over 100 Grade 4 students at Nose Creek Elementary School so they may have a Spring Planting time and a Fall Harvest.
The students, teachers, and parent volunteers arrive at the farm to plant potatoes on a spring morning and work on the land until lunchtime when they have a barbecue and return to school.
Come fall, the new Grade 4 students will harvest the potato crop. This year was a good, big return. They work hard digging and preparing the potatoes to go to Airdrie’s Food Bank. Should any of the students have personal needs, the Dixon’s home is always open to them. During the year, these same students go to help at the Airdrie Food Bank in small groups at a time.
A barbecue lunch awaits them and then back to school.
What a wonderful way for the school and teachers to teach our youth hospitality, giving and receiving.
At 94 years of age, I attended the Fall Harvest last week and was so impressed I had to let you know.
Elsie Dandy, school volunteer