FFA brings fall fun to elementary students

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Rae Kwon Riley, an Albion third-grader, paints a pumpkin today in the high school ag shop.

He is one of about 700 elementary students who are enjoying a fall festival through the FFA this week.

FFA students spent a few hours on Saturday picking about 800 pumpkins from Panek’s for the festival.

Jayden Lewis gives his pumpkin a personal touch. Jayden and Rae Kwon are both in Kelly Robbins’ class.

Here are some of the painted pumpkins by elementary kids. The Fall Festival will continue on Wednesday, with more students painting pumpkins and trying other stations.

FFA member Ellen Narburgh slices apples, and Dylan Sherman, center, and Nick Calkins provide some muscle with an old-fashioned cider press.

The Albion FFA is one of the oldest chapters in the state, dating back to 1927.