This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 10, 1961

Van Zandt County 4-H’ers will observe National 4-H Club Week during the week of March 4 to 11. The local 4-H club members will join more than two and a quarter million boys and girls in rural, urban, and suburban areas throughout the United States, by participating in special events in the county during the week.

On Thursday evening March 2, members of the Vocational Agriculture class of Wills Point High School and their instructor, J.T. Wiggs, entertained with a parent and son banquet in the school cafeteria. The event climaxed a round of week-long activities commemorating National Future Farmers of America week. Following the evening meal, Sam Furrh, president of the Wills Point FFA Chapter, spoke words of welcome to the guests and acted as master of ceremonies. Each boy introduced his parents and Lynn Mullin introduced the other guests. Joe Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams of the Bright Star community gave a resume of the activities for the year. W.T. Russell received the honorary chapter degree for his contributions to the Future Farmer Chapter of Wills Point. Mr. Russell has assisted the chapter in many ways in the past. His warehouse facilities are used each year by the chapter to stage their annual project show. Ronald Ragan, Errol Marlow and Tommy Malone conducted a round table discussion on beef cattle.

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