Polk County FFA will kick off National FFA Week by celebrating Polk FFA Night on Saturday evening at Pizza Inn in Spartanburg.
FFA members will be at the restaurant, located at 2225 East Main Street, from 5-8 p.m., helping serve customers and manning other tasks. A portion of proceeds from the evening will be donated to the FFA.
The group will then take part in activities for National FFA Week on Feb. 24-28. The week is designed for celebrating and educating students about agriculture and the FFA organization.
One exciting event this year is that Polk County FFA will have a visit from a national FFA officer, Yomar Roman, from Puerto Rico. Roman will visit PCHS on Fev. 25, his only stop in North Carolina.
“We couldn’t be more excited to host him,” said Polk County FFA instructor Ashley Gilbert.
The schedule for FFA members next week is:
Monday: American Day (no hats; wear red, white and blue)
Tuesday: FFA Apparel Day (wear your new FFA comfort colors long sleeve shirts if you bought one, otherwise wear any FFA t-shirt, hoodie, pullover, etc.). Also National FFA Officer visit and Pizza Lunch for FFA members.
Wednesday: Hats & Boots Day, where for students to wear a hat, they will need to pay $1 to get an FFA sticker (the sticker is the FFA emblem). Students must put the sticker on their hat or shirt to prove that they are able to wear their hat. FFA officers will be stationed at the double doors down by the gym for students to buy their stickers on Wednesday morning.
Thursday: Camo Day
Friday: Dress like a Farmer or a Farm Animal Day (drive your tractor to school) and Teacher Appreciation Day (the FFA will provide breakfast for teachers).