Welcome to the 2017- 2018 school year! The Cedaredge FFA chapter participated in many activities and events throughout the summer.
In June 42 of us traveled all the way to Pueblo for the Colorado State FFA Convention. Our chapter had the largest delegation represented at the convention. We were thrilled to have 16 state degree recipients, a state competing quiz- bowl team, a state officer candidate, and the fourth place state parliamentary procedure team. As well, Ryan Latta facilitated the convention and retired as the state FFA vice president. The highlight of convention came with Lexee Wilson being recognized as the State Star Farmer, which is the highest award from the state, recognizing the most outstanding FFA member in our organization. It was a great couple of days in Pueblo, while we "Elevated" our way through the week. Additional highlights from the convention trip included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, touring the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, relaxing at a water park, and bonding as a chapter.
Later in the summer, our officer team took a trip to Glenwood for the annual Chapter Officer
Leadership Training camp. The team planned the year and started brainstorming ideas for this year's theme and activities. This year the officer team and chapter will focus on community service. If we could help in any way with community activities, please contact us.
Additionally with the Delta County Fair came an abundance of activity for the chapter, with members providing over 100 man-hours to assist in running the horse show, to helping park
cars, to members showing their respective animals, and finally feeding hundreds of people through a barbecue host- ed by the Delta County Livestock Association. It was a great weekend filled with volunteering, friends and fun.
The summer wrapped up with catering the annual Delta Trap Club dinner and providing service for the Club 20 meal function in Grand Junction to kick off the school year. September promises to be busy with Homecoming week,
Becoming an Involved Greenhand (BIG) conference, silage pit covering at Upper Valley Holsteins, and the highly anticipated annual Taste of Agriculture Tailgate Party. The tailgate party will be hosted Sept. 15, the second home football game of the year and the celebration of Home- coming for Cedaredge High School. Dinner will include the traditional beef, pork, lamb, rolls,
Olathe sweet corn, local fresh fruit from Fritchman Orchards and ice cream. Please come cheer on your school and show your Bruin pride, while also having a great meal. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. Adult admission is $12 a plate and elementary- aged kids are $7. The evening promises to be filled with fantastic food, Homecoming spirit and Bruin entertainment.
Delta's second annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 25. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Colorado National Bank.