Cumby FFA Advisor, Grant Crowell, presents FFA Proficiency Awards to studentes, left to right,
Kaylee Giles, D.J. Lackey, Corie Rettig, and Chris Lackey.
Cumby FFA Hosts Annual
Banquet, on Saturday Afternoon
by: Bobby McDonald
Cumby FFA Chapter officers for this included, l to r, Corie Rettig, Chris Lackey, D.J. Lackey, Nathan
Spiller, James Evans, and Colton Speights.
The Annual Cumby FFA Banquet was hosted at Cumby School, on Saturday afternoon, to recognize those outstanding members and to reward them for a year of hard work. Cumby FFA Advisor, Grant Crowell, presented members with their degree and officer pins, and named Proficiency Award winners, during the afternoon. He also recognized and presented checks to each of the members who showed animals in the NETLA Market Show, where Cumby members won over $23,000.00.
The banquet was presided over by Chapter President, Colton Speights.
The banquet was called to order by President, Colton Speights, and the opening ceremony was presented by the chapter officers.
Mr. Crowell introduced each of the Junior FFA members, as well as the Greenhands, and Chapter Farmers.
Guest Speaker for the banquet was Oliver Mowat, Pastor of Cross Trails Cowboy Church, who gave an inspiring presentation on the importance of agriculture to our society, using as an example "Lefty" a handicapped rooster, to show how far many people are from how their food is produced.
Kevin Gibson, President of the NETLA Organization, presented Kaylee Giles with a belt buckle for
selling the most raffle tickets at this year's NETLA Show.
Following the awards, members and guests were treated to a BBQ meal, provided by the Cumby Young Farmers, and Dr. Rodger K. Arnold, from TAMU-C, thought he might have found "Ol' Lefty," on his dinner plate!
Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Cross Trails Band.
Enjoy these photos from Saturday's Banquet:
Guest speaker was Oliver Mowat, Pastor of Cross Trails Cowboy Church.
D.J and Chris Lackey were named for Cumby Young Farmer Awards.
Trace Hammond was recognized for his outstanding work with the Cumby Young Farmers.
Entertainment was provided by the Cross Trails Cowboy Church Band.
Congratulations, Cumby FFA!!!