On Saturday, Aug. 19, Jay FFA members attended the County Clean-Up Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

The event was scheduled for a little bit of community service time and to help prepare for the annual Delaware County Fall Fair.

The day started off around 7 a.m. in the morning where chapter members began a variety of cleanup chores. Amaiya Bearpaw and Cheyenne Sperry took care of the sweeping and mopping.

Others members Lila Sherman, Trevor Bowman, Brandon Neu, along with Sellor and Steen Lane worked in the livestock barn. The Jay chapter members along with members from chapter across the county cleaned and hauled off shavings that were left from previous shows.

Mattie Haynes and Kalley Whitlock cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen.

Lunch was sponsored for members and volunteers by the Delaware County Fairboard, and included chicken patties and hot dogs accompanied by a chips and Little Debbies.

The Kubota Center in Grove let the chapters use some of their equipment to help clean up.

“No matter how hard the work or how early we have to get up to do it, it’s always worth getting to spend time as a county and do all that hard work together. I believe it’s something about, '...where corn is grown, and FFA members meet,' that brings unity to the outstanding Delaware County FFA and our amazing Ag teachers and courageous parents that keep us on our toes at all times,” said Haynes.

Meet the Newby

On Thursday, Aug. 24, members of the Jay FFA Chapter hosted an annual Ice Cream Social for members, parents and supporters. It was also an event to help plan and prepare for the events the chapter will be involved in during the school year.

With the new Jay agriculture instructor having the name Jace Newby the officer team decided to introduce this year's social by calling it by a clever name, “Meet the Newby.”

After the ice cream was served Newby discussed the new plan for the eighth grade and freshman.

The new plan would be a junior officer team of students from the two grades and Newby discussed the new plan for our freshmen and eighth-graders, a junior officer team.

This junior officer team is to help bring more involvement with the freshmen and eighth-graders and to get some of them ready that eventually want to be on the senior officer team. The election was held Sept. 1.

Another order of business Newby brought to everyone’s attention was about this year’s chapter t-shirts. The t-shirt forms were handed out to every member during their class period in school.

Jay FFA members also participated in the annual Free Fair at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and are thankful for those who came out to show support of the students during the event.