Woodville FFA hosted the Big Event on Saturday, February 11. Members of the Woodville High School FFA, Student Council, Sophomore Class, and Youth Leadership SE Texas participated in activities to help at Camp Niwana and Heritage Village.
Chairman Harley Welch was pleased with the turnout. "We ended up with 25 students to work at the two locations. Everyone had a great time and worked hard."
Participants started the day with breakfast at the WHS Ag Department and then headed out to the locations. They worked four hours and returned to the school for lunch. Although it was a cold day, students did not let that slow them down.
Students working at Heritage Village raked and bagged 42 bags of leaves and swept and dusted all of the Village buildings. All of this was in preparation of Heritage Weekend and routine maintenance.
Camp Niwana saw 3 mountain bike trails cleared in addition to lots of paint scraping and staple pulling to clean up their cabins. Camp Niwana hosts 60-80 campers each week during the summer, and it is important to have the facilities ready for the first week.
"We hope this will become an annual community service project with many more school clubs and organizations participating," Welch said. "It's a great way to give back to the community that does so much for our school."
This week has also been National FFA Week. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Woodville members have been collecting canned goods for Caring and Sharing to celebrate National FFA Week.
To donate canned food items, or for more information on the Woodville Ag Science Department and FFA contact the Ag Science Teachers at 409-283-2001.
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