Versailles FFA hosts event


VERSAILLES — On Feb. 22, the Versailles FFA held its fifth annual Free Omelet Breakfast as part of National FFA Week.

At the breakfast, there were youth farm toy displays, farm toy vendors selling their products, and an omelet breakfast that was completely free to the public.

In addition, the Versailles FFA had many activities for children to participate in during the breakfast, including face paintings from Elise George, and balloon animals by Tina Ault. The breakfast was completely free for the community and all who attended, and donations were accepted to be given to a scholarship in memory of the late Jon Gehret. The Versailles FFA was successful in serving more than 600 people.

The farm display winners were: Division One: First place MaKayla Pitsenbarger, second place Henry Shappie and third place Henry Wagner. Division Two: First place Blake Pitsenbarger, second place Maverick Keller and third place Anna Wagner. Other displays in division two included: Parker Timmerman, Lydia Goubeaux, and Cole Carity. Division Three: first place Nathan Timmerman, second place Ben Pitsenbarger and third place Lucas Timmerman.

Other displays in division three include: Maggie McGlinch, Dylan Hemmelgarn, Gracie Henry, Ruth Carity, Alex Dircksen, Ian Bergman and Caleb Bubeek. Division Four: first place Gabe Thompson, second place Greg Dircksen and third place Kobe Petitjean.

The overall farm display was exhibited by Austin Timmerman, who built a replica of MVP Dairy that consisted of a rotary milking parlor.

“Congratulations to everyone who participated in the farm display contest,” a spokesperson said. “All of the first-place winners were given trophies and money. Thank you to the Darke County Farm Bureau for sponsoring.”

Appreciation was extended to the Toy Show Vendors: Kris Hinton, Tom Barga, Roger Heckman, Lance Bowers, Jim Ford Farm Toys and Winner Farm Toys for exhibiting. Darke County Farm Bureau also had a display and GrowNext Gen with Ohio Soybean Association.

“Thank You to the Gold Sponsors ($350 and above) for donating toward the breakfast: Darke County Farm Bureau, Weaver Brothers Eggs, Reiter Dairy, and Dannon Yogurt,” the spokesperson said. “Thank you to the Silver Sponsors ($100-$350) who include: Second National Bank/Park National, Bruns Animal Clinic, Frenchtown Trailer Sales, North Star Hardware and Implement, and Marilyn Wyler. Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors (under $100) for donating to the event, and they include: Versailles Savings and Loan, Harvest Land Co-Op, Minton Vet Services-4 Star Vet Services, Roger Heckman, Kris Hinton, Tom Barga, Jim Ford Farm Toys, Lance Bowers, Winner Farm Toys, Ohio Pork Producers and Ohio Dairy Farmers Association. A special thanks to all Versailles FFA members, parents and alumni that helped make this event possible. Most of all thanks to the community for supporting this event.”

More than 600 guests enjoyed made to order omelets as part of the breakfast, cooked by FFA members and alumni, a special thanks to Weaver Eggs for supplying the eggs. than 600 guests enjoyed made to order omelets as part of the breakfast, cooked by FFA members and alumni, a special thanks to Weaver Eggs for supplying the eggs. Courtesy photo

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