ALBANY, Ohio — The Alexander FFA chapter met Aug. 27 for the first meeting of the school year with 46 members attending.
At the meeting, plans were put together for the Albany Independent Fair and for Greenhand Night. Also, a new leadership point system was passed that will help members be chosen for National Convention and other FFA activities.
After the meeting, members snacked on food and participated in a cornhole tournament.
The chapter also participated in a busy week at the Athens County Fair. Members worked to improve the FFA booth in order to show off all of their hard work. Many members brought in projects to display in the booth, ranging from welding to vegetables and tap and dye projects to cornhole boards.
The chapter also put on the children’s Fun Day.
Members spent a day mowing and removing fallen trees from the nature trail and picnic areas. Another trail workday was held in late August to mow the trail again before the cross-country season began.
The nature trail is a loop of boardwalk and walking trail that goes through the wetland and forest behind United Local School. It is used by classes for science study, gym classes, and the cross-country teams, and is open to the public during daylight hours.
Members also built a fair booth for the Columbiana County Fair. The theme for this year’s fair booth was water conservation and members showed several ways to conserve water inside and outside your home. The booth won first place in the water conservation category.
Items up for bidding included an International 784 that sold for $4,100 and a tractor loader that brought $1,750.
More than 100 consignors helped supply items for the sale.
Chapter members would especially like to thank Central Farm and Garden of Wooster for their consignments, which filled a semi; Dilgard and Associates, whose employees donated their time and skills for the sale; as well as all the buyers and consignors.
The money that the alumni made will go toward a wide array of projects, events, and supplies including chapter trips, jackets, the awards banquet and senior scholarships.