Monday, February 27, 2012
Wranglers And His FFA Annual Nut Fry
Last week was a busy, busy week.
It was National FFA Week.
And if you happen to be married to a FFA Advisor, then you know what I mean.
(If you are not familiar with FFA, it originally started out as Future Farmers Of America, but has grown to so much more.)
Okay, so it wasn't busy for me, cause all I had to do was show up. Wranglers and his kids do a great job of promoting their program with activities like...
a petting zoo
games for the entire school
a coloring contest for the elementary and preschool children
drive a tractor to school day
a Rocky Mountain Oyster Dinner for the community
and on the last day, a breakfast for teachers, administrators, and supporters
The Rocky Mountain Oyster Dinner, is more commonly called the Nut Fry.
It has nothing to do with oysters, trust me.
People come from all over the area for this dinner. The beauty of it...the kids do it all!
We estimated around three hundred people...that's a lot of nuts.
After the dinner, some of the FFA members are "auctioned off" for a day of work.
This year our son, stood at the helm with his dad, as the President of the organization...gush...
In the background you see a "brand" quilt. Area ranchers buy a space on the quilt for their livestock brand.
At the end of the evening, a drawing is held to give the quilt to one of the brand owners.
This gal is one of his program's most devoted supporters. She brought the quilt idea to Wranglers, AND, she and her helpers put the whole thing together. I have to add that she lost her home last summer to a fire during our extreme drought. But, that didn't stop her. Thanks Deb-you are so very appreciated!
The money raised from this quilt is used for scholarships for our local FFA members.
By the end of the evening, over twelve thousand dollars was raised from the hired hand sale. Now, that is amazing for a community this small, considering our ranchers and farmers have suffered so much, due to the drought in our area.
I want to add, this organization does so much for our community. Anytime someone needs a project completed or "muscle power", they call on Wranglers and his group of dedicated FFA Members. This is truely an organization to be proud of!
Needless too say, I am one proud mom and wife :)
Posted by Darcie (My Modern Country) at 7:25 PM