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Pumpkins With a Purpose
Pumpkins With a Purpose
Carson Meade
Friday, October 23, 2020

FFA is one of the many groups at Savannah High School who regularly does activities to better the school and the community around it. One of the recent ways that they did this was on Tuesday, Oct. 13, when FFA hosted a trash pick up around the school along with a pumpkin painting for the staff of SHS.

The Savannah FFA Chapter has “adopted” the highway on the south side of the high school but they decided to not just to do that but to encircle the entire school and the other side of the highway opposite of the high school. With reflective vests and trashbags provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) they split into two groups and got to work. With the 24 people coming out to help they made quick work of eliminating the trash around the school.

“We had a great turn out; the large group made the trash disappear quickly,” FFA advisor Mr. Jeff Baumann said.

After the members met back up they came together to make gifts for the staff of SHS to get them in the Halloween spirit. FFA painted pumpkins and gave them to the staff members. Some of the designs were your typical Halloween ghosts and monsters, while others took a different approach with pumpkins covered in glitter or a Northwest Missouri State University themed pumpkin. 

“Students really took pride and consideration when they were painting their pumpkins.  I was surprised and impressed at the skill and creativity our FFA members displayed,” Baumann said.

The staff at SHS enjoyed the pumpkins greatly and the Halloween spirit that FFA wanted to give to the staff spread to the students.