Black River FFA hosts annual Cookies and Crafts with Santa event

Continuing their holiday tradition, the Black River FFA chapter hosted its annual Cookies and Crafts with Santa event Dec. 7, at the Black River Elementary School. Over 150 Black River students from preschool through fifth grade participated in the fun-filled evening.

The FFA Chapter provided the elementary students a wonderful experience after school to meet Santa and participate in a variety of arts and crafts activities. The crafts included beaded wreath and candy cane ornaments, reindeer food to sprinkle on their lawns on Christmas Eve and making Christmas cards that will be delivered to local farmers. The evening ended with a special visit and story time with Santa. In addition to the crafts, a variety of Christmas games were enjoyed by all.

The following FFA members attended the event: Madison Bias, Billy Blicha, Noelle Cross, Melanie Grove, Jenna Hamilton, Allison Herbert, Kiersten Hendershot, William Warner, Brianna Englehart, Mandy Yoder, Christyne Hall, Callee Aviles, Nathaniel Clifford, Eric Cordonnier, Mya Kunsman, Cassidy Mrakuzic, Brandon Weidrick, Tessa Sprinkle, Rebecca Stroud, Hannah Abfall, Kailee Baker, Molly Cordonnier, Katlyn Kubitz, Kaitlyn Long, Alexa Shearer, Anna Shearer, Hayley Rickey, Hope Diaz, Shay Ladina, Kelly Wilson, Chloee Howard, Amanda Mycek and Joseph Warner.

The FFA would like to thank the Black River FCCLA organization and Mrs. Demczyk for assisting in the evening activities and making cookies for the activity. The chapter would like to thank elementary principal, Mrs. Luth and all the people who made this event possible.