Roland-Story FFA members, under the direction of Committee Chairs Sierra Tate and Meri McMullen, recently planned and packaged 450 sack lunch meals free of charge for all elementary students, staff and associates for the Little Norse Relays, which were held at the school track.


Besides Tate and McMullen, there were 15 other FFA members who worked on the project and included: Madi Hall, Allyson Coghlan, Veronica Johnson, Allison Wuebker, Taylor Blythe, Angela Harestad, Kaitlyn Strobl, Blake Lebeck, Cora Twedt, Brendan Taylor, Angela Beyer, Megan Stevenson, Anne Wilgenbusch, Aaron Seydell and Madelyn Arthur.


Sponsorship for the meals came from donations from various community businesses including GNB Banks, MBS Genetics, Reliance State Bank, Oakland Corp and the R-S FFA.


“This was an activity that began 10 years ago and is one that shows how a small group of dedicated students can work together in a collaborative effort to accomplish a beneficial end result,” said Brad Taylor, FFA advisor. “We know that the parents and staff at the elementary are very appreciative of the donations from area businesses and the support that patrons show on behalf of our elementary students.”


In addition, several students from the ag business class ran a concessions stand at the football field to raise money for next year’s sack lunch meals. They included Max Halstead, Matthew Hougland, Madison Friest, Mitch Shorkey, Zach Taylor and Zach Shadlow.