FFA and other Agricultural Science students give back

When EPHS ag science and FFA students fulfilled Christmas wish lists for several District 9 families, every wish was answered including a Christmas tree.
When EPHS ag science and FFA students fulfilled Christmas wish lists for several District 9 families, every wish was answered including a Christmas tree.

More than 300 Eagle Point High School agricultural science students and FFA members  are shining examples of the meaning "to give back."
    
They raised close to $6,000 through community donations and through the sale of wreaths and poinsettias. This enabled them to answer the holiday needs for eight adults and 20 children in District 9. The children ranged in age from 11 mos. to 17 years. With few exceptions the shopping was done by the students. According to FFA Advisor Curtis North, one request was for a bass guitar, which Guitar Center sold to the project for less than their cost.
   
With over 600 non-perishable items, the families will have something in the cupboard after the holidays are over.
   
The project began in November with assistance from the District 9 Family Support Services liaison.
   
In addition to the many gifts and food, the FFA Chapter cooked a holiday feast at the high school on Christmas Day for another six families. This brings the total to 40 people that certainly had a much brighter Christmas, thanks to the efforts of these students, leaders and community donors.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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