Exeter FFA wins concert, by Farr
For the second straight year, Exeter FFA raised enough canned food to win a concert by one of country music’s rising stars.
Exeter Union High School Ag Teacher Shelly Lyons said her FFA students collected 2,800 cans of food in just one hour during its annual Canned Food Scavenger Hunt to “Stomp Out Hunger” on Nov. 15. FFA students went door-to-door collecting cans for the Exeter Food Closet.
“We couldn’t have done it without the community’s help,” Lyons said.
Overall, EUHS students helped donate 5,000 pounds of food to FoodLink of Tulare County as part of KJUG’s Valleywide food drive contest, an amount which far exceeded the other participating high schools.
As their reward, country star Tyler Farr played an acoustic concert at the Smith Gym for the entire school on Nov. 30. Farr is best known for his hit singles “Hot Mess” and Hello, Goodbye.” Farr could easily relate to the quaintness of Exeter as he grew up in Garden City, Mo. a town of about 1,600 people.
Last December, students were treated to a lunchtime concert in the quad by country singer Hunter Hayes. Lyons said this year Principal Frank Silveira called a rally schedule and during the concert and extended lunchtime after the concert so every student in attendance last Friday could pack the gymnasium.
“It was great to see the entire school involved,” she said.