Etowah County Hosts TREASURE Forest Meeting
Etowah County hosted a TREASURE Forest meeting in Gadsden March 14 with special guest presenter Brandon Bobo of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Alabama TREAUSE Forest Association staff also attended the meeting.
County Young Farmers Attend District 2 Meeting
Seventy-three young farmers attended the District 2 Young Farmers Meeting Feb. 21 at Wintzell's Restaurant in Guntersville. State Young Farmers Chairman Jerry Allen Newby of Limestone County was the guest speaker. Pictured above are Etowah County Young Farmers members.
Glencoe High School FCCLA Wins $500
Glencoe High School (GHS) Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Ann Bryant was all smiles last night as she accepted a $500 check from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF) at center court of the school’s gymnasium.
Bryant and students in her Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club earned 163 entries in an AFAF drawing by selling 163 copies of the Farming Feeds Alabama cookbook in a special fundraiser sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation.
“This $500 means a new KitchenAid mixer for my kids,” said Bryant, who plans to retire at the end of the year. “It’s going to make a big difference for the next teacher. That’s what I’m really working for — to make sure that when I leave the department is equipped with things the next teacher and students will need.”
Etowah County Farmers Federation President Donald Sewell presented the check to Bryant during the break between the boys junior varsity basketball game and the girls varsity basketball game against cross-county rival Gaston High School.
The GHS FCCLA sold more cookbooks than any other participating school in the state. Bryant said the promise of a trip to the National FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Orlando last November motivated the students to sell so many cookbooks.
“I told them if they raised the money, I’d take them to the conference,” she said. “The cookbook fundraiser is what put us over the top. We actually sold them twice. After the first sale, word got out that the cookbooks were really nice and the pictures were really nice. So, we just did another cookbook sale right before Christmas. The book was a beautiful, wonderful Christmas gift.”
With cookbook sales and other fundraisers, the club sent nine officers to the national conference the week before Thanksgiving 2016.
The AFAF drawing also included $300 and $200 awards, which went to Cleveland High School FCCLA and Ohatchee High School FCCLA, respectively. Twenty-four schools across the state earned entries into the drawing by participating in cookbook fundraiser.
From left are Federation Area 3 Organization Director Kyle Hayes, Etowah County Farmers Federation (ECFF) Vice President Rickey Frasier, ECFF President Donald Sewell, Bryant, GHS Principal Charleton Giles and Alfa Insurance agents David Burgess and Steven Kellett.