Thorsby FFA continues search for nationals funding

Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Thorsby FFA is looking for help raising funds for its trip to the national convention in Indianapolis in October.

The Thorsby Town Council approved a $1,200 donation to help toward the cause during its meeting on Aug 5.

This year’s group of students won two state championships and will look to take it a step farther with a national title at the convention.

“These kids work awful hard, and it’s a good experience for them,” Thorsby agriculture teacher Brian Lucas said. “They’re pretty good at what they do.”

A pair of Thorsby FFA students will also be receiving their American FFA Degree, which is the highest degree achievable in the national organization.

The award is based off a student’s community service hours and other qualifications.

Rianna Green and Carson Littleton join two others from Maplesville FFA as four recipients from Chilton County this year.

According to Green, she and Maplesville’s Aniston Bolding are the first females from the county to earn the honor.

Any donations the Thorsby FFA receives will go toward the food and travel expenses associated with the trip to nationals.

It is the sixth year in a row that Thorsby has had teams competing for a national title.

The $1,200 donation matched what the Thorsby Town Council had given last year.

Thorsby FFA will host a dinner and auction fundraising event Aug. 27 at the Jemison Civic Complex Auditorium.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction also starting at that time. A steak dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by a live auction and door prizes. Tommy Glasscock and Mickey Hardwick will serve as the auctioneers.

Individual tickets for the event are $25 or a table of eight can be purchased for $175. Tickets can be purchased by calling Garrison Farm & Home Center at (205) 646-2666 or Jemison Family Chiropractic at (205) 688-3303.