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By: Tom Maynard
September 01, 2013

 
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Because of your generosity and diligence, the fund to restore the "doing to learn" agricultural education experience in West has grown to a little more than $21,000. We have a long way to go, but when it comes to Texans helping Texans, Texans do not disappoint. There is a great life lesson to be gleaned by our students through this experience.

If everyone does a little, the power of a unified movement is awesome. Cal Farley built his legacy at Boys Ranch in this manner. He always said there were more people who had $2 than $200. He built Boys Ranch on thousands of folks giving a little every month. This initiative is also about kids helping other kids. Students will have an opportunity to have ownership of an important project with a tangible result.

On the project front, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has engaged past state officer Kevin Maxwell of S.C. Maxwell Construction of Crockett to assist in managing project execution. Maxwell has negotiated a fantastic deal with Rigid-Global Building Systems of Houston for a 60 X 80 steel building to be placed on the slab where West's Intermediate School campus once stood.

Our goal is to get the building in place by the middle of September, so we can move forward with classroom framing, sheet rocking, plumbing, wiring, fixtures, etc. If we can mobilize a large volunteer labor force from the surrounding area, we hope to complete the job and have the West students out of the portable and into this classroom and shop facility in October.

How to contribute:
Online via credit card or bank draft at:
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=texasffa&id=9

Or send checks to:
Texas FFA Foundation
New Day Crisis Fund for West FFA
614 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701

It is obvious that many chapters have passed along this information to interested parties in their communities. Please note the individuals and businesses that have come along side you to make this effort successful.

Area 1
Tascosa (Trevor Williams)
Valley (Kevin Kelley)

Area 2
Glasscock
Eldorado (Scheicher ISD)

Area 3
Area III Association
Area 3-District 5
Caldwell
Clements
Crosby
Cypress-Fairbanks
Deer Park
Dulles
Franklin
Katy
Kempner
Manvel
Rudder
Snook
Stephen F. Austin (Sugarland)
Tidehaven

Area 4
Cross Plains
Windthorst

Area 5
Area V Association
Arlington
Denton-Ryan (Diedre Williams)
Prosper
Sanger
Savoy

Area 6
Simms
Whitehouse
Ore City

Area 7
Gonzales
Florence
Fredericksburg
James Madison

Area 8
Granbury
Palmer
Westwood (Palestine)

Area 9
Deweyville
Hudson (Ted Eddins)
Warren
West Hardin

Area 10
Calallen
Gregory-Portland
Hallettsville
Hebbronville
Jourdanton

Out of State FFA
Kentucky FFA Association

Individual Gifts
Jason Benson, College Station
Sandra Booker, League City
Jane Bohls, San Angelo
J. Carnes, Uvalde
Jeff Clark, Tomball
Catherine Clifton, Odessa
Larry Cox, Mount Pleasant
James Dickenson, Aledo
Dennis Fiscus, Phoenix, AZ
James Grimm, Round Rock
Michael Goss, Sugarland
Anthony Hons, McQueeney
Paul Jordan, Georgetown
Kaddatz Auctioneering, Hillsboro
Gary and Pat Maddox Family, Houston
Tom Maynard, Austin
Regina McCarley, Florence
Barney McClure, Austin
McLennan County Farm Bureau, Waco
Keith and Wendy Meadows, Iowa Park
PDQ Custom Kitchens, Savoy
Mary Popham, Denton
Nikki Reed, Houston
Nelda Shipp, Mineola
Billy and Sandra Smith, Bowling Green, KY
Kristi Sroka, Hutto
Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers, San Angelo
Laura Traylor, Austin
Jerome Tymrak, Bishop
Robert Washington, Gonzales
W.R. Watt, Jr., Fort Worth
Sandy Whittley, San Angelo
 
 
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