Chamber gives funds to local FFA groups

Courtesy of Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau — Clinton High School and Blue Ridge High School FFA programs benefitted recently from a Clinton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau event fund. See the story on the front page of the Clinton Journal. Pictured, left to right, Lee Deal (CHS FFA Advisor), CHS FFA Students Jessica West, Elsie Nord, Krayton Carter, Alex Deerwester, Brad Close (Beason Ag Center), Jay Peterson (Peterson Insurance Services, Inc.), Joshua Shofner (First National Bank & Trust Company), Allie Reinecke (DeWitt County Farm Bureau), Jared White (WHOW Radio Station), Marian Brisard (Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce), Blue Ridge FFA Students Katie Cole, Abby Bolen, Audrie McClain, and Jacalyn Meisner (Blue Ridge FFA Advisor).

 CLINTON — The Clinton Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently decided to discontinue the Agri-Business Banquet event and awarded the funds remaining in the event account to the Clinton High School FFA and Blue Ridge High School FFA. 

The Agri-Business Banquet event began in 2008, funded through sponsorships from Chamber-member businesses.  Those attending the events were treated to a complimentary dinner along with an ag-related presentation and door prizes.  

Chamber officials thanked all of the sponsors that supported the Agri-Business Banquet over the years.  Those sponsors included   Baum Chevrolet-Buick, Central Illinois Ag, Clinton Equipment Company., AHW, Inc., DeWitt County Farm Bureau, First National Bank & Trust Company, State Bank of Lincoln, Marco, NPK, Maroa Ag Center, Beason Ag Center, Moore & Warner Farm Real Estate, LLC, Peterson Insurance Services, Inc., WHOW Radio, Pioneer Seeds, Bayer/Monsanto Company, Douglas Dodge, The Clinton Journal, Waters Construction, Inc., Nelson Excavating, Inc., and Woods Photography Studio.

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