By: Alyssa Heldman

On September 18, the Hardin Northern FFA held their annual chicken barbeque. In many ways, this fundraiser brings the whole community together, whether people are coming in to help cook and serve alongside our students or are buying dinner tickets to support the FFA. It is a big project that highlights hard work, volunteerism, and support for our student organizations. The chapter had a goal of selling 1,000 meals, but topped that by selling 1,300 meals this year, which is a strong indicator of just how important this event has become to our HN community.

FFA Advisor Ms. Overs and the senior Ag Business class were in charge of running the barbeque. Ms. Overs worked with cafeteria manager Mr. Ayers to get all the food ordered. The meals were cooked during the school day and packaged up in the evening by parent volunteers and students. Due to Covid-19, this year’s chicken barbeque was a drive-thru pickup only. The chapter was very fortunate to have everything happen as planned even with the added precautions.

Senior Owen Wetherill said, “I thought the overall plan we set out for the BBQ worked very well!  Even with all the extra precautions we had to take to limit contact, everyone worked together and had fun!”

The Hardin Northern FFA Chapter would like to say a special thank you to: Jack McBride, James Warmbrod, Craig Eibling, Cindy Crooks, and Doreen Flowers for volunteering to help cook the meat during the day. Also thank you to Hempy Water, Peacock Water, and Cheryl’s Cookies for donating to the event.