The Laramie High School chapter of FFA (Future Farmers of America) will be holding a dinner on 23 Feb at the Albany County Fair Grounds.

This event is held to help with travel, meals, conferences and any other needs of FFA while at the state convention held every year in Cheyenne. “This dinner will greatly help the upcoming state convention and [will decide] upon a few more events for FFA at Laramie High School,” junior Darryn Renolds said.

During this dinner, there will be a silent auction, a live auction, and a high dollar raffle. “Every raffle ticket pulled [could] end up being a cash prize to the lucky ticket owner,” junior Garrett Alemeda said, “You don’t have to be present during the event; you will be contacted if the ticket was pulled.” Cash prizes are going to range from $50 to $500.

One dinner ticket is $20. With it, you get one plate and one raffle ticket. Attendees may also purchase extra tickets during the event. This all depends on how many plates are sold. “We are hoping to sell 500 seats or plates at the dinner if we need to sell more it will only better benefit FFA,” LHS agriculture instructor Brian Coxbill said.

“Food that will be served [includes] Rocky Mountain Oysters, a bowl of chili, and a vast variety of desserts, such as cookies and brownies,” Reynolds said, “I like serving the rocky mountain oysters because it’s the easiest job out of all.” Drinks will also be served. These include water, tea, lemonade and Arnold Palmers.

“The over-all goal FFA strives to reach is to learn, to live, to serve, and to do,” Coxbill said, “FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students and faculty by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” To accomplish its mission, FFA develops a wide variety of responsible and respectful students.

Students see the positives of FFA as well. ”The vision in FFA is the future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their career and personal future,” Alemeda said.

Alemeda’s classmates agree. ”dinners such as the one on the Albany County Fair Grounds coming up is going to further my education and put me out in the community,” Reynolds said.

“this dinner is going to be a fun night to come by, sit down, meet new people and eat some good food,” Reynolds said, “The raffle is more than worth it. Who wants to miss out on a $500 cash reward for helping and supporting FFA?”

LHS FFA students enjoy the impact they make on the community of Laramie and look forward to seeing how being in FFA will further better them in the years after they graduate high school.