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“Your Legacy, Our Future” Carberry and Area Community Foundation’s Spotlight on Earl Baron

posted May 1, 2018, 9:10 AM by Kathy Carr
This month, CACF interviewed Earl Baron.  Earl was asked, from his perspective, what contributes to our community’s greatness and his hopes for Carberry and Area for the future.  
Hello.  My name is Earl Baron.  I am a retired farmer from the Carberry area. My family has lived in this area since 1938. I started farming in 1960 at 16 years old. I have 2 sons currently farming full time here and a grandson who will be also, after finishing his education.
The agriculture industry, in my opinion, is the single most important thing about our community. The local potato processing plant has brought many opportunities, not only to the local farmers, but also to the town of Carberry and surrounding areas by providing employment for many.  Our community is special in that there are second, third, and even fourth generations of families all working and living in and around Carberry.
The Carberry and Area Community Foun­dation plays a vital role in this community.  Local financial contributions to the foundation have enabled it to provide and maintain many services and activities for every age bracket.  Carberry can also boast that it provides, often by a family owned and run business, all the necessities for day to day living.  The town provides amenities such as a hospital, care home, senior’s drop in centre, a recreation complex and both elementary and senior high schools.  Local citizens also have the option of many denominations of chur­ches in which to worship.
We are very lucky to live in such a prosperous, growing community.  We need to continue to provide opportunities for our younger generations in such fields as agriculture, healthcare and education.  We need to continue to provide options for our older citizens in such areas as recreation, leisure and health care.
The Carberry and Area Community Foun­dation’s purpose is to provide financial support for all these necessities. So, with continued contributions, the foundation will be a key player in keeping our community the thriving, busy place it is, full of great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and children, for many years to come.