RANDOM LAKE – Students in the Random Lake School District are celebrating National FFA Week with everything from games and pep rallies to a day of thanks for local farmers.
The Random Lake chapter of the Future Farmers of America contains 35 members from grades 8-12, according to President Amy Jentges, and is one of the most active in the county. This is especially true during FFA Week, which runs from Feb. 19-26 this year.
The celebration starts with pep rallies at both the middle school and high school, and continues throughout the week with food, fun and a whole host of activities involving the entire district.
Dress-up days give students a chance to earn points to win an ice cream sundae party. Themes include USA Day, Throwback Western Day and Fun on the Farm Day. The latter gives students the opportunity to dress as either their favorite farmer or farm animal.
Games include Chicken Poop Bingo, where students will be awarded a prize if their bingo square gets pooped on by a chicken, and Cheese Boozled, which gives participants the chance to win a gift certificate from Cedar Valley Cheese Store for correctly identifying four cheeses.
In addition to the chance to win cheese or an ice cream party, the week will include an ice cream sale and a teacher pie social.
FFA Week’s events ultimately lead up to the Farm Donut Run, where FFA members will distribute donuts to 30 local farmers and agricultural businesses as a thank you. They will also receive drawings from elementary school students, who will be participating in a coloring contest earlier in the week.
As an additional effort to support local farmers, Random Lake teachers are taking part in a change war to raise money. To increase both the fun and the incentive to donate, the two teachers and the two FFA officers who raise the most money will get a pie in the face.
To learn more about the Random Lake FFA, visit their Facebook page.
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