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Ridgewood FFA living to serve

| January 18, 2013

community service bucketsWEST LAFAYETTE – This past month, the Ridgewood FFA had a leadership night at the high school. The FFA performed a community service project that involved making emergency clean-up buckets for hurricane Sandy victims. These buckets had various items such as clothes line, clothes pins, and many cleaning utilities. They had many donors in and outside of the classroom. They especially wanted to thank the businesses and other people for donating. The businesses and people that donated are Tractor Supply Company, John and Mary Edith Powell, Patti Rohr, Dan and June Markley, Dollar General, Auer Ace Hardware, Sharier Salvage, Bob and Tabitha Cowdery, Kelly Miller and Farm Credit Services, Steve and Andrea Finton and family, Tony and Tish Hoffman, Wal-Mart, Dana Markley, and many FFA members and anonymous donors. These donors donated buckets, cleaning utilities, and money. They wanted to thank you and anyone that they may have missed for all your help. The chapter would like to thank FFA President and Vice President Derek Hoffman and Elizabeth Sharier and FFA Advisor Sue Davis for all of their work on this project. They were able to collect and donate 25 buckets with each of them being worth $70 each.

The Ridgewood FFA also performed other community service activities during the holiday season. They also wrote holiday cards for residents of the Lafayette Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center. They also spent each Friday and Saturday night in December lighting the luminaries along the road at Roscoe Village for the candle lighting service. The economic development committee lead by chairmen Amanda Lowery and Emily Mourer completed a Toys for Tots program where they were able to collect two large boxes of toys from the FFA members to donate. They want to thank Christi Olinger for her help with this program. They were also in charge of their adopt a family program where the chapter donated supplies for two families in the community so that they would have a better holiday season.

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