25th FFA Toy & Food Drive Shifting Into High Gear

Crothersville FFA officers, Deven & Mason Lemen hang paper ornaments on a tree in the Tiger lobby at Crothersville High School.

“We are selling paper ornaments during home ball games and then we hang them on the tree,” said Deven.  “The ornaments are being sold in a number of different dollar values.  All of the money that we raise will go towards buying food for the Toy & Food Drive.”

The chapter has designed a t-shirt, modeled by the Lemen brothers, to commemorate the 25th year of the Toy & Food Drive.

“We started with a popular Super Bowl themed commercial honoring the farmer for the front of the shirt and then we have several of our sponsors and former chapter presidents on the back of the shirt,” said Mason Lemen, chapter president.

The community is encouraged to purchase a shirt to wear to show support for 25 years of the Toy & Food Drive.  Shirts are available at the school for a $10 donation.

Other activities in preparation for canned food collection at the school include the elementary students collecting cans each day in their classroom with the classroom bringing in the most cans gets an ice cream party.  In the Jr./Sr. high, first period classes will be organizing a design made from canned and dried goods, just outside their classroom.  The winners of this contest will receive a free breakfast.

Area residents wanting to make a financial contribution to this year’s drive can contact the school or mail the donation to: 109 N. Preston Street, Crothersville, IN 47229 or call 812-793-2051.