NEW PARIS — After many years of hard work the National Trail MVCTC FFA chapter finally reached one of its major goals — the chapter is now ranked as a top 10 chapter in the nation under the category “Strengthening Agriculture” with its project, the Enchanted Trail.
Located at the Preble County Historical Society, the Enchanted Trail is a fun, interactive 1.1 mile path where families and kids are able to look for wildlife while walking through. Along the trail are “fairy doors” and kiosks scattered in different locations, where visitors can read books and learn about a variety of things related to agriculture.
Each of the 12 kiosks consists of two-four pages of an agricultural book from the Preble County District Library which are switched out monthly. The chapter also installed 15 colorful “fairy doors” which were custom-made for a diverse selection of tree trunks the children enjoy searching for.
On Sept. 25, FFA members Kaitlyn Schweizer and Lexi Hake will give a presentation on the Enchanted Trail to a panel of national judges and then be ranked that night. If they make it to the top three, they will then have to present at the 2023 National FFA Convention in October.
These members are working hard to make their FFA chapter and their state proud.