Crockett FFA sets high fundraising goal
Houston County Courier
The Crockett FFA is hoping to raise $5,000 to attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY in late October. According to their research, the Crockett FFA, as a chapter, has never attended the national convention. Texas has the largest number of FFA students in the country with 95,278 members. The Crockett FFA had 207 members last year and they are hoping to have even more this year. "We are thankful to everyone who helped with the bake sale that we had at Tractor Supply earlier this month," said Leslie Murillo, chapter reporter. "We are in the process now of taking donations on a chance to win an autographed football by the Houston Texans' Ja'Gared Davis." Davis signed the football after the recent Texans vs Saints game. Davis is a graduate of Crockett High School. "He was enrolled in our CTE program while attending Crockett High School," Murillo stated. "We will be at the Crockett home football games taking donations for the chance to win the football. We thank Ja'Gared for his support of Crockett High School and Crockett FFA," Murillo continued. The football will be given away at the Oct. 25 game between the Bulldogs and Franklin. "We have also received cash donations and will continue to take those if you would like to give toward this endeavor. We have received donations from as far away as Kountze," Murillo said. "Thank you for your support of Crockett ISD, Crockett students and the Crockett FFA." Money from the chapter's annual cookie dough, meat and fruit sales does not go toward the National Convention trip. The cookie dough sale began Tuesday, Sept. 3 and will end Thursday, Sept. 19. Fruit and meat sales will start in early October.