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PENNS MANOR: Future Farmers of America host fall contest

by ERIKA ALLISON, Gazette Student News Reporters on October 26, 2012 11:00 AM

KENWOOD -- Penns Manor High School's Chapter of Future Farmers of America, having about 40 to 50 members, is one of the more populous clubs in the school.

Penns Manor FFA officers consist of Kayley Altemus, president; Emily Vojtek, vice president; April Pennington, secretary; Megan Yeckley, treasurer; Megan McCunn, student adviser; and Taylor Sheesley, chaplain.

On Oct. 19, these future farmers, along with adviser Jerry Hughes, kicked off their year by hosting the annual Fall Career Development Event with FFA members from all around.

The attending schools were Penns Manor, Derry, Marion Center and United. The daylong event provided many different competitions that tested the participants' knowledge of all things FFA. The various competitions of the day included FFA knowledge, forestry, soils, wildlife, dairy and meat judging, which was continued during a trip to Tate's Supermarket in Clymer.

Penns Manor's FFA plans to have another successful year with events such as attending the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg in January 2013, where several students will be showing off a few new additions to the club: pigs.

Overall, it was a very successful day for FFA, and Penns Manor wishes the best of luck to the club.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

If you're looking for a nice meal to finish off a Sunday afternoon, head on up to the Penns Manor Junior-Senior High School.

On Sunday, Danny Ferens, star quarterback for the Comets, will be holding a spaghetti dinner which will benefit the baseball/softball teams. The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Spaghetti, along with various desserts, will be served. The cost is $8 for adults and $6.50 for children and senior citizens.

Penns Manor baseball player Adam Tomayko will be holding a basket raffle of approximately 45 baskets at the dinner to benefit the teams.

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