Casino Night 2016

On Friday, March 5, the Cashton FFA held their annual Casino Night. Participants paid $3 to get in; they got 500 FFA Bucks and all you can eat pizza and soda. They could then either gain or lose the FFA Bucks by playing Blackjack, Beat the Dealer, Chug-A-Lug, and Bingo. At the end of the night, participants were able to “buy” prizes with FFA bucks during a live auction. Also, throughout the entire night, there was a silent auction.

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FFA Week Day 5

Students at Cashton showed their FFA pride by wearing blue, gold, and/or FFA apparel on Friday, the last day of FFA Week. During lunch, students could purchase tickets for the Chicken Plop contest. The school day and week was rounded out with the annual FFA Week assembly.

The assembly kicked off by introducing the chapter officers, state officers that were attending, and the National President, Taylor McNeel. State officers that attended were State President  – Sally Albers, State Sentinel – Joelle Liddane, State Vice President –  Kaitlin Konder, and State Secretary –  Maddi Colbeth. Taylor McNeel gave a speech to the attendees; her message was to “Live Palms Up”.

The first event was Turkey Bowling. Boy and girl representatives from each high school grade and the staff each got two bowls; the team with the highest combined score won. The Juniors, Noel Schmitz and Kaleb Mlsna, ended with a combined score of 27 points, and they were declared the victors.

The second event was Pig Herding. A boy and girl representative from each high school class had to “herd” three balloon pigs into their “pigpens.” The Seniors, Alex Hurtz and Krysten Kelly won the contest. The next activity was the egg toss; two representatives from all middle school and high school grades, the staff, Holmen, and Blair Taylor competed. Each time the egg was thrown, teams would step back to make the competition more difficult. Seniors Jeffery Belteton and Katie Mack took the win.

The next event was the Farmer Relay. A boy and girl representative were required for this event. First, the girl put on rubbers, a flannel shirt, overalls, and a hat; they then ran to the 5 sawdust bales and stacked them. They then had to hop on a pedal tractor and pedal down to their partner. Next, they gave their farmer garb to their teammate. The boys had to pedal back to the bales, restack them, and finally, fill a calf bottle and put the cap on it. In the first round, Freshmen Dawson Mushak and Loren Olson won over the Seniors. In the second round, Juniors Avrie Butzler and Mitchel Kuhn were victors over the Sophomores. In the final round, the Freshmen matched up against the Juniors, and the Juniors ended up the champions.

With time remaining, cheese curd toss was the following event. The Sophomore team ended up winning this contest. Then, the cow, pig, and farmer costume winners were announced. Philip Brueggen was voted to wear the pig costume, Nick Lasky and Ben Wendland were voted to wear the cow and farmer costumes.

Next, the teacher who was voted to kiss the mystery animal was announced. The lucky teacher was Mr. Jackson and he had to kiss our lovely goat, brought in by one of our FFA members. Also, Travis Kast won the Chicken Plop contest and received $20. The assembly ended with Ag Trivia. Questions were asked by State President Sally Albers and answered on the program Kahoot. The Juniors ended with the most points. Mr. King made the announcement that Casino Night was moved to Friday, March 4th. After the assembly, Mr. King and the officers gave their guests a tour of the Ag facilities.

FFA Week 2016 Day 2

On the second day of FFA week in 2016 students were seeing double. Students dressed up as twins to celebrate the week. During lunch, students in middle school and high school competed in a cheese tasting contest. Middle school students identified five different cheeses, muenster, mozzarella, cheddar, colby, and swiss. Meanwhile, high school students had to identify seven cheeses muenster, mozzarella, cheddar, colby, swiss, cream and provolone. Students that successfully identified the most cheeses were awarded FFA bucks to use at the Cashton FFA Casino night held at the end of FFA Week.

Pancake Breakfast 2016

On Sunday February 21st, 2016, the Cashton FFA held their Annual Pancake Breakfast to kick off FFA week. FFA members cooked pancakes, sausage, hashbrowns, and an occasional egg as it was laid by the classroom hens. It was a very successful event; the chapter served breakfast to over 200 people from 7:00 am- 11:30 am. In addition to the breakfast, the chapter is holding a raffle for a quilt, 2 fleece tied blankets, candy bouquets created by the horticulture students, and a Brewers basket. Tickets for the raffle are $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The pancake breakfast and raffle support the week’s activities and are used to purchase prizes for the Cashton FFA Casino Night. Thanks to everyone that came to the breakfast to support Cashton Agricultural Education!

FFA Week: Saturday

On Saturday morning, officers delivered donuts to supporting farms in the community. That night, we then held our annual Casino Night. Students were given FFA Bucks to play games and win money throughout the night. At the end, they were able to bid on cool prizes! FFA Week came to a very successful end.

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