Mackay FFA hosts community breakfast

of Mackay FFA Kobe Marinac helps out at the breakfast that was held to commemorate FFA Week at Mackay High School.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2015, the Mackay FFA chapter prepared and hosted a free breakfast for the community.

The Mackay FFA freshmen had the responsibility of preparing the breakfast for the community and fed over 275 people, including the elementary and high school students. The breakfast was held in the Agriculture shop at the high school to show appreciation and commemorate National FFA Week. The menu included eggs, sausage, pancakes and hash browns.

During the breakfast attendees watched a slideshow that contained pictures and videos from previous years.

The FFA also hosted a signing day for Hailey Hampton to commemorate her decision to attend the University of Idaho and study plant science.

Tia Carlson, a Mackay FFA freshmen says, “It was a great opportunity to give service to cook for the community members as well as the elementary and high school student. It’s great to see some of the things that our FFA chapter can do.”

This was just one of the many events that the Mackay FFA Chapter held during National FFA Week. The Chapter had set up a spirit week and invited students to dress up in FFA apparel to Ag Careers day.

The Mackay FFA chapter also held a mock class election to choose an African farmer to receive a $100 loan through the Kiva program, which allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in 82 countries. Through this activity the entire student body was educated on the need of fertilizer for African farmers to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty.

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