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Old 10-14-2009, 06:41 AM
Location: in & around the Triangle
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The Future Farmers of America (FFA) school group from Climax, NC (southest of Greensboro) at The Providence Grove High School FFA has entered a contest with the Campbell Soup company in order to get money to restore their barn.

"The barn was built approximately in 1946 as a cattle barn by a man named Junius Doc (JD) Cheek. When the land was sold to the school, the school board realized the potential of having such a valuable resource for the agricultural program and left the barn on the campus of the school.

This project will be most beneficial to the community, the FFA chapter, the Alumni and the school. Our students need a facility in which they can learn the hands-on skills taught in the animal science classes. In addition, the barn also provides a space in which the area third graders come to visit the high school to learn about the origin of food in an activity we call, 'Fun on the farm.' By providing a renovated barn, we will continue to provide to the area third graders and hold workshops to the area farms on animal, goat, and crop care and maintenance."

Help Grow Your Soup: Providence Grove High School Barn

I personally think that it is great that they are able to have such a facility to meet in and learn about agriculture. I am trying to remember to vote for them daily so that they might win some much needed funds to use on restoring their barn.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Location: Upstairs closet
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Many years ago, I was bogged down in the Wednesday before Thanksgiving traffic on I-85 south. About Greensboro it became unbearable, so I turned off, went under the overpass and started driving. This was long before GPS. My map was not all that great and after awhile, I realized if I could get to Climax, the map would suffice.

At some point, not getting anywhere it seemed, I noticed a lady working on a flower arrangement at the base of her mailbox, on my side of the road.

I pulled over, rolled down the window, and said, "Excuse me maam, can you help me get to Climax."

I will never forget the awful look she gave me, and her terrified face, looking over her shoulder, as she ran to her front door.

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