FFA Recruitment Deemed a Success
September 20, 2023
Last Sunday, September 10, the Chinook FFA Alumni held an FFA Recruitment Barbecue and Fundraising Trap Shoot at the shooting range on the Clear Creek Road. According to FFA Advisor Mitzi Cecrle, the event was a success with ten new members joining.
A recruitment session kicked off the evening at 5:00 p.m. when current members talked about the advantages they have experienced through involvement with the FFA. Following those testimonials, FFA members Ben Hofelt, Jacob Metcalf, and Wylee Simenson grilled burgers and hot dogs for all present and paying the $10.00 per plate dinner fee. Any FFA seniors and sophomores were responsible for contributing desserts for the meal, while juniors and freshmen brought salads. As the burgers grilled, other members registered for the new FFA year.
Once everyone had been fed and registered, a Trap Shoot ensued. Among the 25 people competing, the top shooter for the FFA was Julian Powell, who knocked 80% of his clay pigeons from the sky. The trap shoot raised $875 for the Chinook Chapter of the FFA.
About the event, Cecrle stated: "What an amazing group of FFA kids and Alumni we had at the First Annual Trap Shoot Recruitment BBQ for this 2023-24 year. No doubt it's going to be an awesome year."
Reporter Brockton Elliot extended a note of gratitude on behalf of the Chinook FFA who wishes to thank everyone who came out to support the FFA at the trap shoot, as well as those who supported Chinook FFA members by purchasing their market animals at the fair.