FFA Clubs Selling Plants to Send Students to State Competition
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While Bloomsday isn't until Sunday, flowers in our region are already blooming and are for sale at several FFA fundraisers this weekend.
BURBANK, WA - While Bloomsday isn't until Sunday, flowers in our region are already blooming and are for sale at several FFA fundraisers this weekend.
The FFA Club in Burbank is selling a variety of plants, flowers and more at the high school's greenhouse Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Columbia-Burbank High School is at 787 Maple Street in Burbank. Plants are selling for $1.75 to $5.00.
The club is raising money to send students to the state convention at WSU in Pullman on May 15th. The average cost per student is about $200 as well as transportation costs.
"It's a huge experience for the kids," says adviser Holly Espinosa. "Some of the kids don't get the opportunities to visit colleges before they're done with high school and it gets them an awesome opportunity to spend time on the campus; and since I'm a Coug fan and a Coug alumni I think it's amazing!"
Columbia High School's greenhouse had electrical problems earlier this year that put the annual sale in jeopardy, but Lowe's on Road 68 in Pasco donated plants for the sale to make up for the problems.
Not too far away, the Kiona-Benton FFA club holds their own plant sale too, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the KiBe High School greenhouse.