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CHOICE growing project plants seeds of generosity

The Valley Leader

The CHOICE soybean seeding for 2018 was completed on May 11. Pictured here are Harry Lepp and Abe Elias headed to the driveway after finishing the field. The project raises funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiatives. (PHOTO BY IAN LEPP)

The CHOICE soybean seeding for 2018 was completed on May 11. Pictured here are Harry Lepp and Abe Elias headed to the driveway after finishing the field. The project raises funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiatives. (PHOTO BY IAN LEPP)

The Carman area’s latest CHOICE project completed soybean seeding last week.

Eighty acres of land donated by Fred and Helen Rempel were planted on Friday, May 11 near Elm Creek.

Plenty of community members came together to make the day a success. Wingham Colony did the harrowing, Lepp Farms did the seeding of the soybeans and Enns Farms for rolling.

Donations of seed, treatments, inoculants and fertilizer came from various businesses as well.

Since dry conditions continue, the committee says they are hoping and praying for rain in the near future.

The local CHOICE growing project is planted each year in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

CHOICE stands for CHOICE Conquering Hunger Overseas is a Community Endeavour.

Started by the Mennonite Central Committee 30 years ago, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is now an inter-denominational organization affiliated with 15 different church-based agencies that fight hunger in the developing world.

Proceeds from the Elm Creek-area crop’s sale will benefit those in need in the developing world.

Monetary donations are always welcome and can be submitted at the Access Credit Union or through CHOICE organizers Abe Elias and Carolyn Koster.