Roundup of FFA news for Dec. 22, 2016

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — United FFA members went shopping Dec. 11, at Wal-Mart in Salem for two families in the community that the chapter adopted for Christmas.

After counting up the items they had planned to purchase, the FFA members realized they did not have enough money to cover it all and planned to put a few things back. An anonymous shopper overheard their conversation and left some extra money in the FFA members cart.

Thanks to the shoppers generosity, the families were able to get everything on their list.

The chapter also met Dec. 5. Members voted on having the Greenhand and Chapter degree ceremonies at the February 2017 meeting. Members also voted to set aside $50 for the treasurer book, and $500 for the two families the chapter adopted.

The fruit prizes were set to be the same as two years ago. The next meeting is Jan. 16, at 8 p.m.

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SULLIVAN, Ohio — The Black River FFA chapter helped prepare and serve dinner for high school staff members before Parent-Teacher Conferences, Nov. 22. In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, the FFA Chapter served school staff a “Thanksgiving breakfast” in the ag room, Nov. 23.

The following students volunteered: Eric Cordonnier, Hannah Moskal, Sora Edwards, Matti O’Farrlley, Sierra Sturgill, Mandy Yoder, Ray Dean, Anna Shearer, Ella Yoder, Mya Kunsman, Cori Aviles, Hannah Abfall, John Bricker and Callee Aviles.

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA participated in a trap shoot held by the New Pittsburg Sportsmans Club Dec. 10. Sportsmans Club members taught students and advisers about range safety and shooting techniques.

Eleven members participated including: Cody Morrow, Tate Hixson, Austen Wood, Cody Tegtmeier, Colton Corbett, Kyle Badger, Treyton Jester, Coby Stough, Tucker Ott, Aaron Kline, David Miley and Beth Schaefer.

Members and advisers shot clay pigeons, played games and had small competitions to see who was the sharp shooter.

The chapter held its Christmas meeting and white elephant gift exchange Dec. 12.

Committee reports were given on chapter events and activities. The chapter will host a leadership night, will ring the bells for the Salvation Army Dec. 22, at the Wooster Wal-Mart, and collect Christmas trees as a service project.

This year, chapter did not meet its goal of selling 1,000 boxes of fruit during the annual fruit sale fundraiser.

The advanced and novice Parliamentary Procedure teams advanced to the state contest Dec. 17. Maria Chellis place 10th in the Job Interview CDE and Katie Stull placed fifth.

Applications are due in January for state and National FFA scholarships and state degree and proficiency awards.

The chapter plans to participate in the following events this year: annual sausage sales, spring CDE invitationals, the Agri-Science fair, strawberry sales, Public Speaking and Ag Sales CDEs, the 360 and 212 conferences, and a bowling night in the spring.

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