FFA hosting crop drive

The Princeton High School Chapter of the FFA will hold a Crops Drive for Courage Camps on Thursday, October 18.

Jessie Lupkes and Jennifer Anderson, Princeton High School’s FFA advisors who announced the project, said FFA members are excited about participating in this important project.

It has been a longtime tradition (over 50 years) of FFA fundraising activities, helping sponsor children and adults with physical disabilities that attend one of two residential camps: Camp Courage near Maple Lake and Courage North near Lake George.

Last year more than 1,200 attended one of the camping programs. All proceeds from the FFA drives are used to support camp needs: camper sponsorships, buildings and equipment, to name a few.

Lupkes said 25 of the FFA chapter members will assist in the project. Princeton FFA has donated a cumulative amount of $25,000 over the years. Last year the Princeton FFA raised $4,000 for the cause and hopes to match that amount this year.

Camping services are just some of the many programs and services offered by the Courage Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation center in the Twin Cities.

For more information about Courage Center programs and services for people with physical disabilities or sensory and neurological impairment, please call 763-588-0811 or visit www.courage.org.