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Past and present celebrated at FFA reception

By Krisleigh Watson

Jessamine County FFA Reporter

The past and the present was celebrated during the reception for the Jessamine County’s FFA week on Thursday.

Judge Executive David West signed an FFA Proclamation designating the week of February 18 through 25 as FFA Week in Jessamine County. FFA members held a formal luncheon to commemorate the event, as well as to thank and welcome many supporters of our FFA chapter. Some of the people that attended include Kentucky Representative Russ Meyer, District 1 Magistrate Justin Ray, District 3 Magistrate Terry Meckstroth, Sheriff Kevin Corman and Jailer Jon Sallee.

Also in attendance were former Jessamine County FFA members, including 1957-58 National President Howard Downing, 2015-16 State FFA Regional Vice President Joseph Brock, 1963-64 State FFA President Charles Miller and 1989-90 State FFA President Susan Smitson-Wright. Former Jessamine County Agricultural Education teachers Gary Burdine, John Crowder and Dexter Knight were also in attendance. Altogether, there were well over 100 people celebrating this year’s annual FFA Week!