Lexington, Kentucky-The Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold their 82nd annual Kentucky convention this week (June 7-9) in Lexington. More than 2,300 attendees from across the state are expected at this year's meeting.
But FFA attendees arrived in Lexington a day early (June 6) to participate in a convention-sponsored day of service to benefit Lexington. "For the past two years, the city of Lexington has done a wonderful job hosting our State FFA Convention. The Day of Service is our way of giving back to the city and people of Lexington," noted state FFA advisor Curt Lucas.
This afternoon, more than 100 students worked around the city in partnership with the Keep Lexington Beautiful commission. Students completed the following projects at four Lexington locations:
• God's Pantry: prepared food boxes
• Hope Center: cleaned facility inside and out
• Lexington Parks Department: cleaned up Shillito Park
• Watershed Project: removed honeysuckle on the Legacy Trail near Lexmark
Keep Lexington Beautiful is appreciative of the efforts from FFA students. "When the FFA approached us with the opportunity to host a day of service benefiting Lexington, we were thrilled," said Patricia Knight, chair of Keep Lexington Beautiful. "We commend these students for giving of their time and helping keep our city beautiful."