The 37th Annual Preble County Pork Festival was a success. The Preble County Pork Festival is a non-profit organization, membership is open to anyone who lives in preble county. Festival proceeds are used to make improvements to the Preble County Fairgrounds to benefit the community.
Twin Valley South MVCTC FFA chapter members that volunteered included:
All together the members achieved a total of 125 hours of community service through the working at the Chop Stop, Short Order, and Pork Chop Pits.
This year our chapter participated in a fall fundraiser by selling mums. The mum sale is a way our members raise money to put towards FFA related activities and/or FFA clothing. In total, our chapter sold $3,438 in mums. To help with the cost of some activities or to purchase an FFA jacket, the students receive part of the profit sold. They received $3.25 for each eight inche pot sold and $5 for each 12 inch pot sold. All together they raised $1,108 in profits. All flowers were provided by Stockslagers.
The monthly Twin Valley South MVCTC FFA meeting was held on Sept. 14, in the Ag Room. We have pursued the idea of having a monthly Supporter of the Month. This is a way of recognizing the people that help our chapter successful. The Supporter of the Month can be an alumni member, parent, teacher, or anyone that is not a direct member of our chapter. The people that receive this recognition go out of there way whenever they see possible. The Supporter of the Month for September was Marcie Glander.
She is the mother of our sophomore member Jordan Glander. Marcie has gone out of her way to chaperone our volunteering events, help with our Mum’s Sale, and be a great supported of our FFA chapter. She is always around to spread cheer and we can’t thank her enough for her continued support.
In addition to our Supporter of the Month we also recognize a member of our chapter that Mrs. Derringer felt has went above and beyond in the class room, participates in FFA Activities and helps out Mrs. Derringer whenever necessary.
The Member of the Month for September was our chapter President Chyann Kendel.
Volunteering at The Bistro
On Sept. 9, our chapter took over The Bistro at Eagles Point in Eaton. These are the names of the members who participated in our volunteering opportunity:
There were various different positions they could have taken as volunteers such as waiters/waitresses, hosts/hostesses and busing tables. We had a great time giving back to the community.
The Bistro is a restaurant whose vision is to provide a place where our Community is provided healthy, affordable meals in a welcoming environment. They have a pretty interesting concept on how they do things. One is there a few different options on how to pay for the bill one is “pay what you can,” which means you pay as much as you can of the amount that is on your check and make up the rest in volunteering hours.
Another way is to “pay it forward” — this is where you donate to The Bistro buy paying more than the amount listed on your check. Another cool thing they do is offer a free community meal! The meals are held the last Tuesday of every month from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join. They keep the business functioning by having volunteers. If you are interested in helping you can call 937-422- 4173 , visit The Bistro in person and sign up, or visit their website at www.bistroateaglespoint.com.