Barriere business woman Bernie Kershaw, proprietor of Barr K Treats, says she’s prepared to help raise funds towards the construction of the North Thompson Agriplex.
Kershaw says after a lifetime spent with agriculture and 4H, her family knows the benefits that the Agriplex can bring to the community’s families and youth.
“We think it is a wonderful idea to finally put up a building like this,” said Kershaw, “We are really excited about the prospect and plan to help out all we can.”
The Kershaw family already have plans to donate all of the money from their hot dog booth sales during the Barriere Celebration of the Arts, which is to be hosted on the Barr K Treats site by the NT Arts Council on June 25 and 26.
“We’re trying to think of other fund raisers that we can do here,” said Bernie, “And we are open to ideas.”
One such idea is to perhaps hold a large swap meet/flea market on the site during the warmer months; and to perhaps again donate hot dog sales plus table rental funds to the Agriplex.
“We just want to help,” said Kershaw, “This is so important for Barriere, we think it’s time.”
Barr K and the Kershaw family have joined with numerous other community and area residents who have taken the building of the Agriplex to heart.
The Yellowhead 4H Club, and the Barriere Elementary School Art For Others students are also currently raising funds to go towards the building’s construction as well.