Category: FFA

Allentown FFA January 2020 Update

February 21, 2020

By: Kylie Byrne

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–This past month Jennifer Healey of the Allentown FFA was named the January State Member of the Month for New Jersey. Any FFA member who wishes to become a member of the month for the state has to complete an application which then gets sent to the State. Many members apply for this award every month.

The Allentown FFA apparel sale came to an end this month. It was a huge success and everyone loved the design for the apparel. It was so popular that we decided to do another order due January 17th.

January 16th was our monthly chapter meeting. We had the opportunity to
welcome Mrs Pribell to come and speak to us. We learned alot about the Farm Bureau and how we can be involved. Mrs Pribell also spoke to us about her and her husband’s beekeeping business. It was very interesting to learn about the different types of honey and what it takes to be a beekeeper. We would like to thank Mrs Pribell for this amazing opportunity.

After the meeting was adjourned we held a cupcake decorating
competition.

Coming up in February we have FFA Week. FFA week is held the last week of February which is February 23rd to the 29th. FFA week is a time for chapters all around the country to celebrate FFA and how it has affected each member. During this week we do many fun activities and attend a leadership conference. We are also preparing for our Valentine’s Day fundraiser. In this fundraiser we sell pre-ordered roses that will be sent to the person of their choice on Valentine’s Day.

13th Annual Allentown FFA PAF Gift Auction & Spaghetti Dinner March 21, 2020

The Allentown FFA Parents, Alumni, and Friends (PAF) will be hosting the 13th Annual Gift Auction andSpaghetti Dinner on March 21st, 2020 at 6:00PM at the Hope Fire House, 82 County Road 526 in Allentown, NJ. Doors will open at 5:30PM.  The Allentown FFA PAF provides support to the Allentown FFA Chapter of Allentown High School throughout the year through scholarships, leadership training programs, and more. 

Proceeds from the Allentown PAF Alumni Gift Auction will provide students with opportunities to pursue careers in veterinary science, agricultural technology and mechanical systems, earth sciences, environmental science, horticulture, aquaculture, and many other essential fields of work. Students are given the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom through FFA activities, such as competitive events and leadership trainings.

This event provides the Allentown FFA PAF with necessary funds to assist with chapter activities. This includes travel to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, the New Jersey FFA Convention, and various Career Development Events (CDEs) throughout the year. These are tremendous opportunities for members to grow personally and professionally. Through fundraising events, such as the Annual Gift Auction, all students have the opportunity to participate in any of the Chapter, State, and/or National activities, regardless of their financial situation.

Admittance for the 13th Annual Gift Auction is $15.00. The admittance ticket includes an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner. Seating is limited to the first 175 individuals. Please arrive early to secure your seat.  No seats will be saved. Donations are also being accepted.

Join the Allentown FFA Alumni/ PAF at this special event and support this very worthy cause!

For further information, please contact the Allentown FFA at (609) 259-7292 x1440 or x1443. To learn more about the National FFA Organization, please visit ffa.org. 

Allentown FFA Updates

January 10, 2020

By: Kylie Byrne, Allentown FFA Chapter Reporter

November 2019 Update:

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–In November of 2019 the Allentown FFA members and officers participated in many events and held many fundraisers. This month our Citrus sale and Apparel sales came to an end, it was a big success and we would like to thank everyone who helped support us! On November 19th members and officers attended the Hamilton Grange to give a presentation. At this presentation we made an arrangement with the people who attended. At the same time as the Grange presentation, other members were helping out at the Allentown High School ́s National Honor Society induction by passing out programs to the people who attended.

            On November 21st, we had three teams compete at Rutgers for our fall CDEs. The Land Judging team came in Second place overall and team member, Patrick McMahon came in first statewide. The Fruits and Vegetables identification team came in First overall and will be recognized this year at State Convention. The Milk Quality and Products team came in second place overall and team member, Connor Mcneill came in second statewide. All members had a great experience during these competitions and learned lots of valuable information.

            November 21st at seven o’clock was also our monthly chapter meeting. We talked about all of the upcoming and past events and how members can become involved. After the meeting we had lots of food for our friendsgiving and also played a movie for the members. On November 25th and 26th members stayed after school to help construct floral arrangements for our annual Thanksgiving Floral Sale. Members had a great time constructing these arrangements and learned alot about floral design. Overall the sale did very well and we would like to thank everyone who supported us by purchasing one o these beautiful arrangements!

December 2019 Update:

In December of 2019 Allentown FFA participated in many fun events and held many fundraisers. This month we held our annual Poinsettia sale and Holiday Centerpiece Sale. Members stayed after school on December 16th and 17th to construct the holiday arrangements. The event was very enjoyable and members learned a lot about floral design. We would also like to thank everyone who helped support the Allentown FFA by purchasing a poinsettia or one of our holiday floral arrangements.

            On December 6th some members attended Science Night Live at Newell Elementary School. A presentation was given to the students which taught them about the many different pigments within a leaf. The Students were able to do a fun activity to understand this topic and had the opportunity to interact with one of our bunnies, Snowball. December 19th was our monthly chapter meeting. We talked about the various past and upcoming events and afterwards we made graham cracker houses and an ugly sweater contest.

            December 20th was the end of our annual Pet Supply Drive. Throughout the month buckets where placed at various locations around town and pet supplies for Popcorn Park Zoo where collected. After school members helped take all of the items to the Popcorn Park Zoo where they were collected to be used in the animal shelter. Members then had the opportunity to tour the animal shelter and the zoo. The collection was a huge success and the trip was a lot of fun.

Allentown FFA Citrus Sale

It’s that time of year again for the Annual Allentown FFA Citrus Sale! We will be taking pre-orders through November 15, 2019. We are pleased to announce that we are using a NEW supplier this year. This will provide you with MORE fruit for your money. It has also REDUCED prices for all of our products. We will also be offering cheesecakes for the first time this year.

Pick-up Date:(Tentative)12/10/2019
Pick-up Time:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pick-up Address:
Agricultural Science Building
27 High Street,
Allentown NJ 08501 

2019 Citrus Pricing: .

All indications are pointing to an excellent crop this year! NEW Supplier and REDUCED pricing compared to 2018

  • Florida Navel Oranges: 4/5 Box (72-88 pieces)- $36.00, 2/5 Box (36-44 pieces)- $23.00, 1/5 Box (10-12 pieces)- $17.00)
  • Florida Juice Oranges4/5 Box (64-125 pieces)- $34.00, 2/5 Box (32-65 pieces)- $23.00,
  • Red Grapefruit4/5 Box (32-48 pieces)- $38.00, 2/5 Box (16-24 pieces)- $24.00 , 1/5 Box (10-12 Pieces)- $17.00
  • Mixed (Navels/ Grapefruit):  2/5 Box (10-20 Navels, 8-12 Grapefruit)- $30.00
  • Clementines– 1/5 Box (40-50 pieces)- $24.00
  • Anjou Pears4/5 Box (80-120 pieces)- $54.00, 1/4 Bushel (20 pieces)- $24.00
  • Red Delicious Apples4/5 Bushel (80-120 pieces)- $54.00, 1/4 Bushel (20-22 pieces)- $24.00
  • Golden Pineapples- Case of 3- $20.00

Mixed Gift Boxes

  • Trio Mixed Box(8 Red Delicious Apples, 8 Anjou Pears, 8 Navels- $30.00
  • Citrus Mixed Box- (8-14 Navels, 6 Red Grapefruit, 8-14 Juice Oranges, 12-14 Clementines- $31.00
  • Fresh Fruit Sampler- (Red Delicious Apples, Navels, Anjou Pears, Clementines (16 pieces)- $26.00
  • Apple Sampler- Sampler of Red Delicious, Gala, Golden Delicious, Gala, and Granny Smith (16 pieces)- $26.00
  • Apple and Pear Sampler- Sampler of Red Delicious Apples, Anjou Pears, Granny Smith Apples, Red Anjou Pears (16 pieces)- $26.00

Cheesecakes

  • Available in Plain, Fruit Sampler, and Chocolate Symphony- $20 Each

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! You can place an order with any FFA member or adviser or place an order through the online form. You can purchase with a credit card through the link and all materials will be shipped with our order. You can also order gift boxes to ship throughout the country. All orders due by 11/15/19!