On September 24, at 1 p.m., people can get down and dirty with their county roots all while raising money to help those in their community.
Hicks From The Sticks Country Battle will feature a mud run or walk, corn on the cob-eating contest, karaoke contest, along with other events before ending the evening with watching the Husker game.
Farm 4 A Cure is putting on the event with all proceeds going to people in the community who are fighting some sort of battle.
Farm 4 A Cure was started when a local farmer’s mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Two years ago, Donny Baker and his family attempted to deal with the situation that was dealt to them. Then their farming community stepped up to harvest his fathers crops and to help financially. This generosity gave Baker the idea to start Farm 4 A Cure.
“This program is designed to cultivate the spirit of generosity and gratitude,” Baker said.
Farm 4 A Cure is a project developed to assist people that are fighting a battle that could be a crisis situation, cause, cure, or just a citizen in need.
Baker didn’t want to limit the fundraising to just the St. Edward and surrounding areas. It is open to the public for people to branch off his idea.
“So, if someone in Kansas want to start their own Farm 4 A Cure there is only a couple easy steps,” Baker explained. “They have to have four board members and they have to have two fundraisers a year for their community and area.”
Baker is expecting a large turnout for the Hicks From The Sticks Country Battle.
Sign up is the day of the event at Baker Farms near St. Edward at 3386 360th Street. For any questions, contact Donny Baker at 402-750-2057.