Craig plans warm welcome for FFA members |

Craig plans warm welcome for FFA members

Moffat County High School Vocational Agriculture instructors/local Future Farmers of America (FFA) sponsors, John Haddan and John Hogge, are gearing up for FFA’s state convention the week of June 4. FFA officers will arrive early to make final preparations for Wednesday’s convention kick-off filled with training, recognition and fun for the high school club members. 250 of the 1400 estimated guests will attend the State Degree Recognition Banquet Thursday evening honoring cream-of-the-crop members who have completed rigorous degree requirements and have been recommended for recognition.

Craig’s business and professional community is planning a warm welcome to a sea of blue and gold jackets, the official attire of FFA chapters throughout Colorado. From the time visitors arrive in town until they head back home they’ll be greeted with music, exhibits and plenty to do. Llamas and other farm animals will help set the stage Tuesday evening as local musicians provide entertainment in the downtown park starting at 3:00 p.m. Craig’s Antique Power Club is displaying antique tractors and farm equipment at Wednesday’s barbecue at Loudy-Simpson Park and at other locations around town. Chamber of Commerce Director, Cathy Vanatta, is making sure local eateries are well stocked and encourages businesses to offer discounts to members and their sponsors. Joining Vanatta’s coordinating efforts are Mary Morris (Colorado Northwestern Community College), Jan Gerber (Museum of Northwest Colorado), and Heather Houseworth (Memorial Hospital). If your business or organization would like to be a part of welcoming efforts or give a discount to FFA members call the Craig Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689 or email

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