FFA launches service week program

Day 1 of our Week of Service was spent at Elijah’s Retreat building picnic tables for their upcoming Fall Festival on Nov 16.

Members of Jacksonville High School's FFA chapter took part in a week-long campaign of service projects in and around the city, helping different entities each day, said JHS agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor Rachel Robinson. “It's our first year to do the work week, and it's definitely something we want to continue to do,” she said, adding that they modeled the local project on one done by the Rusk High School program. “This is something (JHS students) jumped on – they were excited about it.” Between 20 and 30 FFA members participated each day, Robinson said. “We had a lot more kids come than we expected, and many were kids we don't normally see … we had a really good response.”

The local chapter has approximately 250 members.

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