North Mahaska FFA Makes a Difference

Members of the North Mahaska FFA enjoy the day following its farmer appreciation breakfast. Submitted Photo

North Mahaska FFA has been a mainstay of its community for many years. The chapter once again stepped to the plate to be of service in helping a friend of the chapter. The members decided to use the income from the annual Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast to help with expenses for Gary DeGoey in his battle with cancer.

“This is the first year we have done this for someone,” said FFA advisor Miranda Johnson. “Gary sits on our advisory board and is a big supporter of our chapter. The community is coming together to support him.”

More than 500 people passed through the North Mahaska cafeteria to eat breakfast, visit with friends, and support De- Goey. Cindy DeGoey, Gary’s wife, stopped by to say thank you to almost every person in attendance. Classmates were also there to support him “I came here to support Gary, he was my classmate,” said Julie Gott Hoksbergen, who also happens to be the first female member of the FFA in 1974.

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