Last updated: April 09. 2014 3:01PM - 174 Views
By Lenny C. Lepola newsguy@ee.net

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Would you like to get rid of that pile of metal you cleaned out of the basement, garage or barn during spring cleaning, and have that scrap metal go to a worthy cause that supports Big Walnut students?

No problemo, as Arnie would say. FFA Alumni members will hold their Fifth Annual Big Walnut/DACC FFA Alumni Scrap Drive at the high school on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27.

Containers will be set up for collection at the south end of Big Walnut High School near the Ag Science entry.

Any scrap metal or iron, large items or small, even appliances, will be accepted, including beverage cans, scrap aluminum, copper, insulated copper wire, brass, scrap steel and sheet iron. Items that will not be accepted are microwaves, dehumidifiers, TV’s and propane tanks.

On April 26, scrap may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.; April 27 drop-off times are 12 noon until 5 p.m.; and Big Walnut/DACC FFA members will be on site to help unload scrap.

All money raised during the Big Walnut FFA Alumni Scrap Drive will go towards Big Walnut/DACC FFA scholarships and member activities.

If you have any questions about scrap metals you would like to donate email FFA Alumni president Brenda Piper at < piperspets@aol.com >, or call Piper at 740-815-5092.

FFA stands for Future Farmers of America, but ask any of the students involved in the high school’s Ag Science program, and they will tell you that FFA is more than just a program for those who want to pursue a career in farming.

FFA participants go on to careers not only in farming, but also into a whole host of agricultural-related careers that fall under the FFA umbrella, including veterinary services, biological research, and food processing, delivery, and marketing. FFA students also go into forestry, land management and the environmental sciences.

There are over 23,000 FFA members statewide in more than 300 chapters. FFA is the largest high school youth organization in America, with a national membership roster approaching half a million students.

For more information about FFA in Ohio, go to < www.ohioffa.org >.

For more information about the national FFA organization and its activities, go to < www.ffa.org >.

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