Almost every activity that we’re used to doing or participating in has been different over the past year.
FFA is no exception.
Many of the fun activities that have been a part of past National FFA Weeks at Windom Area Middle High School have been nixed for FFA Week 2021 — which begins Monday and runs through Feb. 27 — due to the ongoing pandemic. While there is light at the end of the COVID tunnel, any events that involve getting large groups of students together, such as the annual Ag Olympics, simply won’t be happening for this year’s FFA Week.
“It has been really weird, but we’re learning to get through it,” says Tayler Franz, a member of the FFA officer team.
Indeed, not all fun has been quashed.
In fact, Friday afternoon, FFA officers got together and made decorations for FFA members’ lockers, similar to those for members of school musicals, plays and athletics. Then, after school, they went around to those lockers and posted the decorations.
One activity that doesn’t require social distancing or hand-washing and where masks could actually be helpful in some cases is daily dress days: Monday is Comfy Day and Tuesday is Red-White-and-Blue Day.
For much more on other activities planned in this scaled-down version of fun for National FFA Week, see the story in the Feb. 24 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen, on newsstands next week.
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