Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA officer team attends retreat in Oklahoma

McCV FFA officers, from left, Lindsey Johnson, Izzy Toman, Braden Reed, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Brice Marsh, Cole Lacey, and Kyler Anschutz.

By Braden Reed, MdCV FFA Reporter

The 2020-2021 Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA officer team went out of state for their annual retreat this year, exploring Sand Springs State Park, in Oklahoma. The team included Isabella Toman, president, Cole Lacey, vice president, Brice Marsh, secretary, Wyatt Lingenfeler, treasurer, Braden Reed, reporter, Kyler Anschutz, sentinel, and Lindsey Johnson, student council.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the team did not tour anywhere on the way to and back from Oklahoma. After arriving in Oklahoma, the team spent the next three days, July 22-24, 2020, swimming, cruising, eating, working on leadership activities and their program of activities, and Cornhole, lots of Cornhole.

There were a lot of new activities as well as adjustments to previous activities – a few of the activities planned for this year are Farmageddon, organizational movie night, and Ag Awareness Day.

On the way back home they stopped at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, in Pawhuska, Okla. They looked around town where there were a lot of shops and restaurants, and went to Charlie’s Sweet Ice Cream Shop, where the ice cream cones and sundaes were huge.

The officers and members are looking forward to an exciting FFA experience and successful school year.

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