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Local FFA Chapters 'Driving Hunger Out of Rural Texas' with Weekend Events

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Three Lubbock-area high school FFA Chapters will be conducting fundraising events this weekend to support the Texas Food Bank Network and local food pantries.

Ropes FFA Chapter:

The Ropes High School FFA Chapter in Ropesville will be operating a concession stand at Friday night's football game (September 13, 2013) -- Ropes Eagles versus the Ira Bulldogs. All net proceeds will go to fight hunger as part of the AgTexas Tractor Drive.

In addition, a pre-game ceremony will feature the CFO of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, Amia Pala, driving the tractor into the stadium at 6:45 p.m. to raise awareness of food insecurity and the FFA Chapter efforts for the evening.

Shallowater FFA Chapter:

The Shallowater High School FFA Chapter will also be operating the concession stand at Friday's game (September 13th) featuring the Shallowater Mustangs playing the Midland Greenwood Rangers. Net proceeds will also go to support the Texas Food Bank Network and local food pantries. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Ralls FFA Chapter:

On Saturday, September 14th, The Ralls FFA Chapter will raise funds at the 18th Annual Cotton Boll Festival located on the town square in Ralls, Texas. This is an all-day event that includes a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts booths, car show, quilt show, entertainment all day with the Miss Cotton Boll Pageant and street dance scheduled for the evening.

About the Drive:

The 2013 AgTexas Tractor Drive features a John Deere Tractor that is visiting rural communities in a 23-county area in Western and Central Texas. The Drive has been established to raise awareness of food insecurity in Rural Texas while promoting FFA Chapter events raising funds for the Texas Food Bank Network.

There are twenty-eight chapters that have pledged their community service activities towards helping food banks under the program sponsored by the AgTexas Farm Credit Association. The FFA Chapter that raises the most funds on a per member basis will win the actual tractor after the Drive.

The Drive and events will continue through November 2nd and end at the Texas Tech/Oklahoma State Football Game in Lubbock

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