Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Showing Thanks Through Service

The FIRE conference 2012 was a great success! FFA members in attendance entered the Magical Kingdom and learned more about themselves and opportunities available to them in the future. FIRE was a blast, a special thank you to the members and advisors for making the weekend an enjoyable one. At FIRE FFA members had the opportunity to partake in a service project. FFA members made Christmas cards for troops who would be deployed over the holiday season. These cards allowed Indiana FFA members to not only wish the troops a Merry Christmas, but also thank them for all they do. About 500 cards were sent to Troops Missions in Lexington, Kentucky to be put in holiday care packages. Thank you to all those who participated! Giving thanks through service did not stop with the Christmas cards though. The State Officers and some of the Indiana FFA State Staff had the opportunity to attend Trees for Troops at Dull's Tree Farm in Thorntown, IN. Here Fedex, FFA, and various volunteers packaged 300 Christmas trees along with ornaments that would be sent to troops overseas. The event was an experience that I will never forget. There is no better way of giving thanks during the Thanksgiving season than by doing it through service! The FFA wishes everyone a good Thanksgiving and safe travels!

From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture

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