Breakfast and toy show coming


VERSAILLES – On Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. until noon, the Versailles FFA & FFA Alumni will be hosting an Omelet Breakfast to recognize the local agriculturalist and promote the agriculture industry.

This breakfast is free but will require an RSVP to ensure proper breakfast. The breakfast will also include a farm toy show, agriculture displays to promote the industry, and farm displays created by the local youth. This event will be open for all of the public to enjoy.

Toy show vendors that will be present at the breakfast include Kris Hinton from Rockford. Hinton’s collection includes custom farm toys, small scale livestock and machinery buildings. Jim Ford, of Athens, has a collection that focuses on 1/64 scale farm toys and custom built farm toys. Tom Barga, of North Star, has a collection that focuses on custom and scratch built farm toys and 1/64 scale farm toys. Roger Heckman, of Versailles, has various tools and 1/64 scale farm toys. Lance Bowers, of Darke County, will display tractors and custom trucks. Winner Farm Toys, of North Star, will bring an assortment of Ertl and New Ray farm toys from 1/64 scale up to 1/16 scale.

The Versailles FFA chapter invites and encourages the youth of Darke County to participate in a farm toy display contest. Again, this contest is completely free.

Awards and monetary prizes will be awarded for each division sponsored by the Darke County Farm Bureau. All participants will receive a small prize; however, first place in each division will receive $25, second place $15, and third place $10.

All displays along with a tag with your name and age must be delivered to the Versailles FFA advisor, Dena Wuebker, at Versailles Schools near the Greenhouse door (door 4) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. All displays will be judged prior to the breakfast and the farm displays will be displayed on the stage of the cafetorium where all attendees will be able to view the displays.

Farm displays can be torn-down and loaded out between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.

The rules and regulations for the Farm Youth Display can be received by emailing dena.wuebker@vtigers.org or find the information on the Versailles Exempted Village School website under the high school followed by FFA link.

RSVP for the breakfast to either Dena Wuebker (937) 423-2369 or through above email, or contact Taylor Bergman at Taylor.Bergman@vtigers.org or (937) 621-9136 or contact Versailles FFA President Deanna Hesson at (937) 467-4406. RSVP for the breakfast by Feb. 18.