Saturday, February 15, 2014
National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level.
The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser which will be held on Feb. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. Pass the pig works like this:
If a local business wishes to send a pig to you, FFA members will show up with a baby pig. In order to get rid of the pig the FFA asks for a $20 donation and the name of the business that you would like to send the pig to. That business will then send the pig on to another business.
On Saturday, Feb. 22 the Hood River Valley, FFA will host the sixth-annual FFA Farmer’s Breakfast.
The meal is a free, country style breakfast, provided by the FFA Chapter for the agricultural community or anybody interested.
In addition to the breakfast, FFA members will be conducting tours of the agricultural facilities at Hood River Valley High School. Members will highlight projects and upcoming events.
The breakfast will be held in the HRVHS cafeteria and run from 7 to 11 a.m. — or when the food runs out. For more information on the Farmer’s Breakfast, or to sign up for Pass The Pig, contact Don Schmidt or Nita Bozarth at Hood River Valley High School at 541-386-4500, ext. 4563 or ext. 4562.
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