By Benjamin Flowers
Belize Camping Experience (BCE), the organization known for the annual Harvest for Kids activity, is hosting a new venture to raise funds, a livestock auction.
BCE will collaborate with ranchers in the Orange Walk district to host the auction at the Blue Creek rodeo on March 18. Interim Director of BCE, Abraham Froese explained that BCE is working with the ranchers to auction off 12 heads of cattle, but also have pledges of one pig and a rooster.
Froese added that the funds raised at the auction will be used to fund the various camps that BCE holds during the year, which focus on education and Christian fellowship with children from schools all over Belize City.
“If we want Belize to grow, then we need to reach the youths and inspire them to make the change,” Froese said.
BCE started its Harvest for Kids fund raisers in 2012, where local farmers dedicated acres of corn to be planted, harvested and sold for the purpose of funding the camps. BCE also worked with farmers who dedicated acres of rice and soy beans to their cause.
The 2016, Belize harvest was offset by the devastation of Hurricane Earl; however, farmers in Manitoba, Canada, dedicated 60 acres of soybeans in support for BCE, and the work it does with at-risk youths.