The Warsaw FFA Chapter has teamed up with the Kosciusko County Combined Community Services to help with their Adopt-a-Family program again this year. We have adopted a family in the community to make their Christmas merry and bright. The Warsaw FFA Chapter and Agriculture Department has started to collect donations for the family. There are two Christmas trees in the Warsaw Community High School Agriculture rooms with ornaments labeled with items for the adopted family. FFA members and students are pitching in to make this family’s Christmas oneto remember and so they can enjoy their time with family.
Abby Doberstein, Warsaw FFA Member taking an ornament off our Adopt-a-Family tree
(Pictured above are: The Warsaw FFA Adopt-a-Family Committee
Pictured back row (left to right): Katie Wood, Reese Rowland, Allison Heinrich, Reagan Rowland, Abby Doberstein, Reggan Meadows, and Lena Seeley; Front row (left to right) Haley Archer and Taryn Whetstone)
Warsaw FFA Says Thank You to the Community for a Spectacular 14th Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Member Worker Experience Fundraiser
On Tuesday, November 21st, the Warsaw FFA Chapter hosted their 14th Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Member Workers’ Auction in the WCHS Cafeteria. The evening began with a free chili and hot dog supper. FFA members served supper to show their appreciation for the support that local businesses and community members have provided to the chapter over the years.
FFA members volunteer four hours of community service in return for a monetary donation to our chapter to support activities throughout the year. Some of the activities include state and national conventions, career development events, leadership contests, supplies and materials for those contests and monthly chapter activities. The Warsaw FFA would like to thank all the community members and businesses who supported our Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Member Worker Experience Fundraiser.
Warsaw FFA member Thomas Boggs (right) holds one of the many items that were up for auction at the Annual Warsaw FFA Community Appreciation Supper and Worker Experience Auction. Warsaw FFA members Morgan Smith (left, at the table) and Ciara Stout (center, at the table) listen intently as Auctioneer Lee Beer (in black jacket behind podium) call out bids.
On Tuesday, November 21st, the Warsaw FFA Chapter will host their 14th Annual Community Appreciation Supper & Member Workers’ Auction in the WCHS Cafeteria. The evening will begin with a free chili and hot dog supper that will be served from 5:30-7:00 p.m. FFA members will be serving supper to show their appreciation for the support local businesses and community members have provided to the chapter over the years.
FFA members volunteer four hours of community service in return for a monetary donation to our chapter to support activities throughout the year. Some of the activities include state and national conventions, career development events, leadership contests, supplies and materials for those contests and monthly chapter activities. This annual event is a great way to support your local FFA chapter and impact its members!
All community members and businesses are invited to join us for an evening of good food and fun!
Pictured are: Back Row: Katie Wood, Reagan Rowland, Zach Howard, Jacob Baker, Hunter Lane, Katie Zorn, Ayden Ault, Kyleigh Dove, Haley Archer, Morgan Smith
It’s that time of year again. The Warsaw FFA is selling a variety of delicious and healthy fruit along with a variety of cheeses and sausages. The fruit is shipped straight to us by means of Blue Freedom Fresh Fruit Company, so freshness and quality is always guaranteed. It does not matter what kind of fruit you like because we have everything from apples, pears, oranges, tangelos, pineapples, and grapefruit along with sampler and gift boxes in varying quantities.
The proceeds of the fundraiser will provide opportunities for FFA members to attend trips to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention, and West Lafayette, Indiana for the State FFA Convention. It will also provide for such FFA career and leadership development (CDEs/ LDEs) events such as crops evaluation, forestry evaluation, and entomology evaluation, welding, livestock skill-a-thon evaluation, parliamentary procedure, demonstrations, public speaking, community service projects, along with FFA Week Activities.
Fruit sales began on Wednesday, October 18th and will continue to Wednesday, November 22nd. An FFA member will deliver the fruit to your door during the week of December 11th, just in time for Christmas. For additional information or to order your fruit, contact any Warsaw FFA member or Warsaw Community HS Ag Dept. at (574) 371-5099 ext. 2353.
FFA is a national youth organization for grades 7-12 that consists of 649,355 student members preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,859 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
Morgan Smith, Warsaw FFA Chapter Secretary, is helping organize boxes of fruit, cheese, and sausage as they come off of the truck.
The Warsaw FFA Chapter recently had the opportunity to attend the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Warsaw students in attendance were: Ciara Stout, Zach Howard, Morgan Smith, Valerie Messmore, Hunter Lane, Taryn Whetstone, Reagan Rowland, Jacob Baker, & Katie Wood.
With the convention theme being: I Can, We Will, FFA members were able to hear amazing keynote speeches from special guests including Mick Ebeling from Not Impossibly Lab, Mandy Harvey from Americas Got Talent, & Laila Ali. Our students also had a little fun while in Indy: they went to the Escape Room, a Rascal Flatts concert, the Albanese Candy Factory, and visited Fair Oaks Dairy Farm! Special thanks to Warsaw FFA Chapter Advisor, Ms. Carrell, and FFA parent, Brent Messmore for attending the convention with our students.