Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter dusted off their spatulas this past weekend as the club hosted its 13th annual Pancake Breakfast this weekend at the North Java Fire Hall.
“This was an event first organized by Jodi Rudgers and volunteers from the community in an attempt to raise funds to begin an agriculture program here at Attica,” explained Michelle Barber, an ag teacher at Attica who also serves as an FFA advisor. “This was our first breakfast since February of 2020 as we had three years off due to COVID restrictions.”
Twenty-five middle and high school FFA members and 15 parent volunteers teamed up to serve nearly 400 breakfasts Sunday morning in North Java.
“This was just an amazing show of support from the community,” said Barber.
In addition to the pancakes, Attica Partners for Agriculture hosted a raffle to benefit Attica’s FFA chapter.
Members of the community and many local businesses donated items for 18 large prize baskets along with some surprise bonus baskets. Winning tickets were drawn at the end of the breakfast.
“While the Attica FFA does hold a chicken barbecue in September, this event allows FFA members a much greater opportunity to interact with their community,” said Barber. “They were so excited to host this fundraiser once again and are incredibly grateful to everyone that gave of their time, donated prizes and attended the pancake breakfast.”
Attica’s FFA chapter wishes to extend a special thank you to Tom Hudson of Sunset Printing, Creekside Millwork, CATCO, Melissa and Jeffrey Burger, Joan and John George and Mrs. Loretta Vosburgh for their generous donations and to Jodi Rudgers, Eileen Downs and Phil George.
Photos courtesy of Michelle Barber and Becky Sphar
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter and parent volunteers are pictured Sunday during their annual Pancake Breakfast at the North Java Fire Hall.