MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Future Farmers of America (FFA) and National Honor Society (NHS) have joined forces at Mammoth Spring High School to raise funds for the needy this holiday season.
"Turkey Legs for Turkeys" is our project," said NHS advisor Jo Kay Smith.
She said some of the male administration and male faculty members at the school have had their legs photographed and the photos placed on cans. "The cans are placed in the school library and will be at all home ballgames," she said.
The men involved in the project are Ron Taylor, Mark Taylor, Brian Davis, Wade Powell, Lindy Green, Adam Hensley, Denny Young, Thurman Smith and Jeremy Cude. Smith said all the men involved in the fundraiser are good sports.
"They all just rolled up their pants legs and let us take pictures of their legs," she said. The man who receives the most money in his can will be declared the winner of the best legs at Mammoth Spring School.
"Earlier this year the FFA collected canned goods for food baskets. We have a large amount of canned food to go into the baskets," FFA advisor Denny Young said.
Young said a portion of the proceeds from the recent FFA fruit sales at the school will go toward the food baskets and Toys for Tots.
"Our FFA sold more fruit, meat and cookie dough than ever before. The FFA members sold $19,000. This is a record at the school," Young said.
Seth Godwin sold $2,245. Young said because of his efforts he received $500 in cash and prizes and could earn a scholarship. Aaron Burke sold $1,600 and won $175 in cash and prizes. David Clark was the third high fruit salesman. He sold $900 and received $100 in cash and prizes.
"Our FFA organization appreciates the community who supported our fruit sales. This enabled FFA members to attend the recent National FFA Convention in Indianapolis at no cost and will also help in filling the Christmas food baskets," Young said.
The FFA advisor said the meat and cookie dough had been delivered and the fruit should be delivered Dec. 12.
"Anyone who can't make it to a ballgame to place their vote on the best legs at Mammoth Spring School is welcome to come by the high school library during normal school hours to place a vote," she said
Smith said the Turkey Legs for Turkeys winner will be announced at homecoming activities against Timbo Dec. 8 at the Bears' Den.