The Cardington FFA members were involved in several recent events.
They competed in the County Forestry Contest where they placed first on Oct. 8. The preceding weekend the chapter competed at the state Forestry Contest where the members had to identify trees and equipment, measure trees for their timber productivity and value.
They also had to take a written test and use a compass to determine their direction of travel. The chapter learned much while preparing for these contests.
They partnered with the FFA Alumni Association to host the annual Fall Barbecue. The dinner with two pork chops, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, a roll, dessert and beverage was served prior to the Homecoming football game.
The alumni association directs the money from this dinner towards a scholarship for a Cardington FFA member, awarded during the Spring banquet.
The chapter thanks everyone who helped with this dinner with special thanks to Duane Straley and Tom Blankenship for spending their day smoking the pork for the dinner.
On Oct.28, FFA members spent the day carving pumpkins. That evening freshmen and sophomore members traveled to Woodside Village Care Center in Mount Gilead to deliver the pumpkins. They also interacted with the residents and patients at Woodside, listening to their memories of their youthful years.
This was an amazing experience for all and left everyone with a warm smile.