Grand Canyon FFA Finishes FFA Week With Pancakes
The Grand Canyon FFA chapter hosted its annual community pancake breakfast on Saturday February 25th to end out National FFA Week. The event was a success despite some snowy weather and over 300 people were in attendance. The FFA chapter holds the event yearly as a community service project. Each year chapter members select a local community organization to be the beneficiary of the breakfast. This year the Humble Bumble project was the chosen organization. The organization was able to participate in the breakfast to help educate patrons about their mission and purpose.
The Humble Bumble project has a mission to alleviate even the slightest amount of financial burden faced by pediatric and young adult cancer families so parents and caregivers can focus on family rather than finance. The organization was founded to honor Paige Griffin, a local young woman who passed away after a battle with cancer in her early 20’s. One of their token projects is creating bumble bags which are care kits that contain essentials for cancer patients going through chemotherapy. To find out more about the humble bumble project, or donate to this cause, visit their website at www.humblebumbleproject.com or on Facebook.
The FFA chapter had the assistance of around twenty Grand Canyon FFA members as well as ten Tioga County FFA Alumni members. The Tioga County FFA Alumni is an organization of parents and supporters of the Grand Canyon and Cowanesque FFA chapters. This group helps the local FFA chapters with monetary donations, volunteers, expertise, and other support. The alumni members were the kitchen crew for the breakfast which is just one way they provide assistance to FFA members.
The FFA members held a variety of events throughout the week including dress up days and lunch activities, teacher appreciation gifts, a member fun night, and a stall day and raffle to support a donation to the Wellsboro Food Pantry for a food drive competition sponsored by the FFA alumni. Members created public service announcements with KC101 and recorded them for the radio as well. The goal of FFA week is for members to advocate for the FFA organization and help to educate others about FFA and the mission of the organization.
The Grand Canyon FFA Chapter would like to thank some special supporters of the Community Pancake Breakfast. The chapter is still totaling the profits, but should be able to provide a donation of over $1,000 to the Humble Bumble project. A special thank you to several FFA members, community members, and parents for donating eggs. Thanks to Hatfield Quality Meats for a donation of sausage. Thanks to Butler Family Maple and Phelps Family Maple for donations of local maple syrup. Thanks to the Tioga County FFA Alumni for a general donation for the breakfast. Thanks to the Wellsboro Fire Department for a donation for the use of the fire annex. Thanks to Painterland Sisters yogurt for a donation of yogurt for the breakfast. Grand Canyon FFA appreciates all of the support from these individuals and groups to help support their cause and donation to the Humble Bumble project.
Videography: Andrew Moore
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Writing: Melanie Berndtson
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