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Alcovy FFA busy with community projects
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Operation book bag begins
It's that time again. Alcovy FFA is doing its community service project. Members will be collecting school supplies from now until December. All of the supplies they collect will be donated to the Newton County DFACS. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ben Brand or Kimberly Fennell at (770) 784-4995 ext.2132.

Adopt a Highway
Alcovy FFA members donated their time to clean their portion of Ga. Hwy. 36 for the Adopt-a-Mile program. Forty-five members collected close to close to 150 pounds of trash in nine large trash bags.

Alcovy FFA members understand that community service can be fun and good for the community. The students divided into two teams - boys against girls, and made it a competition to see which team could collect the most trash. The team with the most trash received a FFA T-shirt as their prize. The boys won by collecting a total of five trash bags full of litter and debris from the side of highway. But in the end, every member was proud of the achievement they accomplished.

FFA hits Buckarama
In August, FFA officers and members volunteered their weekend at Buckarama, an outdoor show hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federation in Atlanta. The Buckarama is held twice annually, once in Atlanta and once in Perry.

Alcovy FFA volunteered at the Atlanta Expo Center North, spending the entire weekend volunteering at an event that is one of the biggest sources of income for the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

The event is very popular among country men and women, full of booths with items ranging from T-shirts to tree stands and bracelets, to duck calls. Students woke up extra early to arrive at the expo center at 8 a.m. both days and stayed until the doors closed.

Alcovy FFA members were the only group representing an FFA chapter. Members not only volunteered their time, but they also got to meet some of the experts in the fields of hunting and fishing. If you're interested in fishing, hunting, camping, or anything related to the great outdoors, stop by the Buckarama next year.

In June Alcovy FFA's officer team took a Chapter Officer Leadership Training summer retreat. While participating in C.O.L.T, Alcovy's officer team went white water rafting on the Ocoee River in the Tennessee's Blue Ridge mountains. After their white water experience, officers spent the weekend coming together as a team and working to develop better leadership skills.

While enjoying their vacation in the mountains, the officers and advisers finished the chapter program of activities for the year. The program of activities serves as the chapter's road map to success.