Thursday, April 7, 2011

Barn Dancin' in the FFA

One extremely important component of FFA is F-U-N! Last night our team was able to join in on some MAJOR fun that the Scottsburg FFA and West Washington FFA Chapters hosted at the 1st Annual Scottsburg FFA and West Washington FFA Barn Dance! After buying the State Officer Team at one of the leadership conferences a few months ago, members and advisors of both Chapters came up with the idea to hold a barn dance and invite the State Officers as well! If I had to guess, I don’t think anyone initially thought it would be as awesome as it ended up being!

Held in Washington County, Indiana, the family of a West Washington FFA member donated their barn for the dance to be held in…bought thirty pizzas for us to eat…and even paid for thirty more minutes of dancing before we called it a night! Everyone present had on matching barn dance t-shirts that were specifically made for the dance! Beth Nicholson of Beth Nicholson Photography was present taking pictures and capturing as much of the fun as her camera could hold! A DJ had lights all over the dance floor and a huge screen for the music videos of all the songs that were played! To add to the excitement, a Barn Dance Queen and Barn Dance Queen were selected and received decorated cowboy hats! Taylor Durbin and Lucas Gilbert, King and Queen and both of the West Washington FFA Chapters, then shared a fun dance together before everyone else joined in! After clean-up was completed at the end of the night, the officers of both Chapters presented a banner signed by everyone to the family that donated the barn and made the evening possible!

From all of the dust that was floating around by the end of the evening, it is clear that cupid was without a doubt shuffled, boots were definitely scooted, and the electric had been slid! From my knowledge, very few Chapters have the bond that Scottsburg FFA and West Washington FFA have, which only assists their members in building the FFA relationships that will last a lifetime! Thank you Scottsburg FFA, West Washington FFA, and all volunteers for a great evening and tons of fun! 

From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture

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