FFA members feel spooktacular at October meeting

By Kaitlyn Alanis / Los Banos FFA ReporterOctober 12, 2012 

Los Banos High's FFA members got an early jump on Halloween.

Every year, Los Banos FFA officers invite their members to wear Halloween costumes to the October monthly meeting.

In addition, the officers dress up.

This year, as the officer team was tossing around ideas on what they should dress up as, they knew they wanted it to relate back to their theme of "FFA Runs Deep."

And as they came up with that idea, they realized FFA does not just run deep to when they were elected as officers, but it really runs deep to the 1960s when FFA was born.

To honor that, the officer team decided to honor the first founders and members of FFA, by dressing up as though they were from the 1960s.

"It was a lot of fun, and it showed members (that) FFA Runs Deep all the way to the year 1966," according to a news release.

Corn maze

About 50 FFA members visited a corn maze and haunted house at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop on Oct. 4.

Members attend the corn maze as a break from all the work the school year requires, as well as a break from being busy in FFA and other extracurricular activities. The group had a great time in the corn maze and haunted house, riding a mechanical pumpkin, having pumpkin pie and racing in the speedway.

Dodgeball and speech

Los Banos FFA was very busy on Oct. 9 with two events taking place. Four members participated in the RCD Speech Contest, with the topic of "How can RCDs protect natural resources through community action?"

All four contestants placed: Chester Amaral, first; Mattea Clarke, second; Josh Hatfield, third; and Alyssa Luna, fourth.

On the same night, the chapter played several games of dodgeball.

"This was a first for our chapter, and we hope to see it continue into future years," according to a news release. "The members and advisors all had a great time playing, and it was definitely a event to remember."

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