Jerome FFA gets social, hosts barbecue

Jerome FFA members get social and cook up a storm.

By Hadley Kimball

Jerome FFA reporter

Published on October 24, 2013 9:47AM

The Jerome FFA chapter's homecoming float.

The Jerome FFA chapter's homecoming float.

Many students from the Jerome FFA Chapter were busy last month. Two major events took place.

The first one took place on Wednesday, September 18th. The South Magic Valley FFA district officers held a district social at Dierkies Lake in the Snake River Canyon. The district sentinel is Jerome’s very own Gretchen Hansten who also serves as the chapter’s vice president.

The second event was held on Friday, September 20th. The Jerome FFA members who are going to this year’s National Convention held a tailgate barbecue before the homecoming game.

FFA members from the South Magic Valley district attended a district social. It was put together by the district officers, one of which also serves as Jerome FFA’s vice president, Gretchen Hansten.

The schedule was packed with several interactive games that allowed kids to meet new friends. Dinner was also served and the students had plenty of time to get to know one another. It was a night well spent meeting and greeting and having a blast.

The tailgate barbecue was advertised all over town inviting people to come eat before the game. The barbecue consisted of a pulled pork sandwich, watermelon, baked beans, a drink, and a dessert all for $8. Scarrow Meats donated the pork and Idaho Guys BBQ donated their time to cook it.

Many positive comments were made about the meal and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Everyone who came out to support the Jerome FFA by donating or purchasing a meal is much appreciated. Everything earned that night helps us get that much closer to Nationals.

FFA is a national youth organization of 495,046 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,242 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.


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