The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter was very busy during the month of October. We had students compete in the Region V soils judging competition in Montevideo, Minn. Students also attended the University of Minnesota fall invitational contest and competed in horse judging, poultry judging, and dairy cattle evaluation. The Region V horse judging contest was held at the Paffrath farm in Spicer, Minn.
National FFA convention was held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Mrs. Tracy Huhn, EV-W FFA advisor, received her Honorary American Degree at the fourth general session of the convention. Five EV-W FFA members attended the convention this year. Students toured a honey farm, Louisville Slugger factory, the Kentucky Horse Park, and attended sessions and the Career Fair and Expo.
EV-W FFA group at National convention in Louisville, Ky. From left to right are Bobby Kipf, Mrs. Tracy Huhn, Doug Fisher, Samantha Isenberg, and Sarah Oster. In front is Ashley Kelly.
The Eden Valley-Watkins Cub Scout pack 363 “Scouting For Food” drive pickup was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. The paper bags were distributed Sunday, Oct. 27, and the Cub Scouts requested that the non-perishable food items and other items listed on the bags would be placed outside the homeowners door for pickup Nov. 2. They would like to thank everyone for their help in making their annual “Scouting for Food” food drive a success. Your generosity will go a long way to helping those in need this holiday season. Thank you. Submitted photo.
The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter would like to thank all of our area farmers and businesses for their generous donations to the Corn Drive for Camp Courage. We raised $3,853.99 from corn and cash donations.
Skylar Martin of EV-W Elementary School has been selected as a member of the 2013 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honor Choir. Skylar has been chosen through audition recordings as one of 150 singers from more than 500 submissions from the entire state of Minnesota. Skylar is the daughter of Diane McDonald-Martin of Eden Valley. She will be singing at Mahtomedi, Minn., Friday, Nov. 22, at the American Choral Directors Association Fall Convention.
Jack Bates of EV-W high school has been selected as a member of the 2013 Minnesota ACDA Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Boys’ Honor Choir. Jack is the son of Rachel Bates and Josh Lease of Eden Valley. Jack has been chosen through audition recordings from the whole state of Minnesota, as one of 130 singers that will perform at Mahtomedi, Minn., Friday, Nov. 22, at the American Choral Directors Association Fall Convention.