FFA students offer to spruce up Courthouse grounds

Career Tech Center Ag instructor and Future Farmers of America Advisor Richard Brummett, along with the local FFA Chapter Vice-President Katelyn Young, make a presentation Thursday morning before the Iron County Board of Commissioners.

Representatives of the AV Future Farmers of America Chapter made a presentation at lThursday’s (Aug. 10) regular meeting of the Iron County Board of Commissioners.

FFA Advisor Richard Brummett and Vice-President Katelyn Young told the board they would like to spruce up the courthouse grounds.

“Last Spring Katelyn came to me and said she wanted to do a project at the courthouse,” Brummett told the board. “All my students are required to have Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). It can involve livestock or community service hours as long as it is agricultural-related.  We know the courthouse could use some landscape work. We don’t want to complain, we want to do something about it.”

Young said one of the things she would like to do is to buy 

ome fall flowers and redo the flower beds along the front of the lawn.

“The club has a applied for a $500 grant from FCS Financial Services to help pay for the project, but they also have some individuals who are willing to donate to the cause.

“There are a lot of little things we could do that would make a difference,” Brummett said, “Maybe some pressure washing, paint some benches, clean out that flower bed and start over....”

They proposed to get with all the FFA students when school begins, lay out some plans, and come back to the board for approval.

“I’m sure you will have our full support and we appreciate it,” said Presiding Commissioner Jim Skaggs. “We really, really do.”