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I am Paula Bragg West Central FFA Reporter here to send in articles. Please and Thank You!

Farm Progress Show

On August 31, The West Central FFA went to Decatur, Illinois to see the farm progress show. The officer team and 28 other members joined the fun. We started the morning rise and shine before the birds sang. Everyone had the peace and quiet to get some sleep in on the bus trip there. The Alumni members were so generous enough to pay all our members way in, costing eight dollars per student. When we entered there are way over one thousand people and all the booths. The Progress show is where many companies and businesses are there advertising their products and showing students the agricultural careers they can do. Case and Chevrolet were some of the best booths letting students try out their new 2011 farm equipment and vehicles. All the members had the opportunity to meet the new State Officers of FFA, enjoy the great good food, and play the mind trivia games to win prizes and learn more facts about the companies. This year Farm Progress Show was one of the best; we are excited to see if the next year is even better.

Fair Fun Run

On September 5, The West Central FFA ran the food concession stand for the runners of the Stronghurst Fair Fun Run. Community members can out early in the morning so they can get a head start on their day with a great jog. Even the West Central High school Volleyball team was there to join in the fun as well. The FFA members severed all the runners, biscuits and gravy, mixed fruit, and water. The FFA had two shifts of workers, 20 members helped, but many took both shifts. Everyone had a great time being there with friends enjoying the good food.

Stronghurst Fair.

The five days in the week of July 18 though the 23. West Central FFA members participated in the fairs many activities. On the first few days, students were able to show their SAE projects and livestock in categorized contests. Rabbits and poultry were first, sheep and goats came on the second day, pigs on the third day, and then followed by cattle. Fifteen members were there battling it out against the rest to find out who’s livestock was the best. As the week was ending, on Friday was the first day of the derby race. As for FFA, members Tyler Anderson, Zane Torrance, and Ethan Bigger were the ones that took part in the fun. All three did their best and the fun is what counts even though they did not win. On the very last day of the long week, the FFA did some community service by running the food concession stand for the derby. There were 20 members and even some parents of the members came helping to serve the costumers. The week was such a great time everyone had fun. The FFA members cannot wait for next years fair, for the livestock contests, derby, or even all the good food. The FFA invites everyone to come out again, community members, friends, and family of all.

West Central FFA’s Community Ag Olympics

All FFA members are pleased to invite any community members and families to our new Ag Olympics. We are unfortunate not to be able to have our corn maze and haunted timber. The Olympics will be held on November 12 behind the Media Pre School at four o’clock. FFA and community members are challenged to a tractor hayrack backing, hay bale tossing, corn shucking, and many more. The FFA hopes to see many friends out here enjoying the fun with us.

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