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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

FFA members at Holyoke High School have special plans for this year’s FFA Week Feb. 7-11. The chapter invites the community to show their support.

The FFA officer team has put together plans for a fun week with activities including dress-up days; horse, hay and tractor day; degree ceremony for FFA members who have met the requirements; a breakfast for community members; and barnyard day.

Additionally, FFA has put in two daily trivia questions and one bonus question for each day­—all worth prizes.

The week’s activities follow:

Monday, Feb. 7—dress in camo/hunting gear for horse, hay and tractor day.

For this day, students and community members have the option to drive a tractor to the school and park it out front for all to see or ride a horse to the school. Those who ride a horse should take a trailer to put the horse in during the day.

The FFA chapter encourages everyone to pitch in, as they would like to see as many horses and tractors as possible next Monday.

Tuesday, Feb. 8—dress in blue and gold. FFA Chapter members will begin serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

The Advisory Council breakfast will be cooked by Holyoke FFA Chapter in thanks to the Advisory Council, student body and the community. They will be serving biscuits and gravy, eggs, juice and fruit. The invitation is open to the community. There will be no charge to eat, but donations will be accepted.

Wednesday, Feb. 9—dress as either a farm animal or in rodeo attire. Greenhand and Chapter Degree ceremonies will start around 2:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 10—dress as a redneck or hillbilly.

Friday, Feb. 11—cowboy and cowgirl day, as well as barnyard day.

People of all ages are invited to take a look at the animals on barnyard day Friday. Outside the ag shop and north of the football field will be cows, horses, goats, bunnies, ducks and many more animals.

FFA members point out this is a great opportunity to feed and pet the animals. Everyone is welcome to stop by any time during that day.

On behalf of the Holyoke FFA Chapter, president Lauren Blomme thanked everyone for their support of the chapter. “We appreciate all your help. We encourage you to come check out some of the events we have planned and even take part in them. Thank you again for your continued support,” added Blomme.