Shadow Riders support community with holiday hampers

Shadow Riders support community with holiday hampers

The 4H club has been helping create the hampers for over 20 years

Shadow Riders 4-H club, based out of Benalto, are heading into their twenty second year of making gift baskets for Central Albertan families in need.

Families in the Benalto area sign up for the baskets and purchase needed items to pack in the baskets.

Lisa Persson, director and planner of the Christmas Hampers this year, ensures the hampers are filled with appropriate items and makes sure each of the families get their items in on time. For example families can sign up to buy anything from the stuffing and corn for the dinner to cookies and chocolates for the dessert to ensure families have what they need for a holiday dinner.

The hampers will be delivered before Dec. 25 in the Sylvan and Eckville area.

“With the downturn of the economy it is crucial for our members to help our community in this holiday season. Our members learn lessons on giving and we all feel very good knowing that we are helping our community, and really that is what 4-H is all about,” shared Nicole Blair a Shadow Riders member.

Blair continued by stating that when making the hampers members get the chance to learn about the gift of giving as well as the importance of helping community members during the holiday season.

The Shadow Riders 4-H Club is just starting their fiftieth year as a club.

– Kellen McLean reporter for Shadow Riders 4H Club with Myra Nicks