McCbg. FFA To Hold Benefit Pet Food Drive
As part of its National FFA Week celebration, McConnellsburg FFA will hold a bake sale and pet food donation drive to benefit Better Days Animal Shelter on Monday, Feb. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the shelter’s thrift store on Lincoln Way West.
In addition, students at the high school will be able to bring in their donations of pet food that contains no red or green dye, paper towels, Equine Pine/Meghan’s Choice pellet bedding, collars and leashes, towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent and disposable gloves. In addition gift cards to Walmart, Staples, gas stations or to Mountain View Veterinary Hospital will also be accepted.
National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23, is celebrated annually in order for local FFA chapters to spotlight agriculture’s importance in our lives, FFA’s role in educating future leaders, and to just say thanks to agriculture and FFA supporters.
McConnellsburg’s FFA committee chairpersons Hunter Buterbaugh and Sidonna Hershey have been busy planning their chapter’s activities for months. In addition to their benefit for the animal shelter, they will also be holding dress-up days for the students, teaching mini-lessons to elementary students, and hosting a teacher appreciation breakfast Thursday morning. Other committee members assisting in planning include Sarah Keaton and Zach Peck, and the entire chapter will be involved in the week’s activities. “It has been so much fun planning and getting ready for the week,” stated chairperson Buterbaugh.
“I think we have some really good activities planned that will showcase agriculture and help the community.”