Versailles FFA & FFA Alumni Hosting FREE Breakfast, Toy Show Vendors, Youth Farm Display Contest

Versailles FFA & FFA Alumni Hosting FREE Breakfast, Toy Show Vendors, Youth Farm Display Contest as part of National FFA & Agriculture Week on Feb 22nd to Promote Agriculture & Honor Ag Producers, Breakfast Donations to Support Jon Gehret Scholarship.


On Saturday, February  22nd from 8a.m. until 12:00p.m., the Versailles FFA & FFA Alumni will be hosting an Omelet Breakfast to recognize the local agriculturalist and promote the agriculture industry. There will be a free omelet breakfast for all in attendance.  If anyone wishes to make a donation at the breakfast it will go towards establishing a scholarship given in memory of Jon Gehret, a senior who was killed in December 2019 and Jon would have graduated in 2020.  This breakfast is free but will require an RSVP to ensure we have enough supplies.


The breakfast will also include:  a farm toy show, agriculture displays to promote the industry, and farm displays created by the local youth. This event will be open for all of the public to enjoy.  


Toy Show Vendors that will be present at the breakfast include:  Kris Hinton from Rockford, Kris’s collection includes custom farm toys, small scale livestock and machinery buildings, Jim Ford of Athens collection focuses on:  1/64 scale farm toys and custom built farm toys, Tom Barga of North Star collection focuses on custom and scratch built farm toys and 1/64 scale farm toys, Roger Heckman of Versailles with various tools and 1/64 scale farm toys, Lance Bowers of Darke county with tractors and custom trucks and Winner Farm Toys of North Star with assortment of Ertl and New Ray farm toys from 1/64 scale up to 1/16 scale.  

On behalf of the Versailles FFA chapter we like to personally invite and encourage the youth of Darke County to participate in a farm toy display contest. Again, this contest is completely free to enter. Awards and monetary prizes will be awarded for each division sponsored by the Darke County Farm Bureau.


All participants will receive a small prize; however, first place in each division will receive $25.00, second place $15.00, and third place $10.00. All displays along with a tag with your name and age must be delivered to the Versailles FFA advisors, Mrs. Dena Wuebker or Ms. Taylor Bergman, at Versailles Schools near the Greenhouse door (door 4) from 7:00am to 6:00pm pm on Thursday, February 20th. 


All displays will be judged prior to the breakfast and the Farm Displays will be displayed in the cafetorium. Farm displays can be torn-down and loaded out between 12:00p.m. and 1:30pm on Feb 22nd. 


The rules and regulations for the Farm Youth Display can be received by emailing dena.wuebker@vtigers.org or find the information on the Versailles Exempted Village School website under the high school, followed by FFA link.


Please RSVP for the breakfast to either Dena Wuebker 937-423-2369 or through above email, or contact Taylor Bergman at Taylor.Bergman@vtigers.org or 937-621-9136 or contact Versailles FFA President Deanna Hesson at 937-467-4406. Please RSVP for the breakfast by Feb 18th. 

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