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Eski Fest Delivers For FFA
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The tractor was busy at Eski Fest on Saturday, pulling the trolley to take guests to and from the FFA farm display. RICHARD PALOMA/The Times

The weather cooperated for a sunny but not too warm Eski Fest on Saturday, May 11, at Escalon High School.

This year’s event benefitted the Escalon FFA, which is celebrating its 75th year.

Event Coordinator Lorina Cajias said last year’s event assisted the senior class and she decided to have proceeds from this year go toward FFA.

“They’ve won a lot of awards this year,” Cajias said of the Escalon FFA. “The kids did an amazing job.”

Part of the affair included having the FFA school farm open for attendees to tour.

“This is our first year doing it,” said Escalon FFA Officer Jordyn Walden, 17, who shows lambs for the organization. “It gives people a chance to see what we do.”

A John Deere tractor pulled a trolley from the campus grounds out to the Stanislaus Street farm facility where cattle and sheep were on display.

According to Walden, students that live within the city limits of Escalon can own and care for livestock at the site.

In addition to the livestock, an assortment of posters showing county fair entries was on display at the farm.

Katelyn Donelli, 16, part of the FFA Floral Team was providing Mother’s Day corsages and roses for the visitors.

Donelli said the team recently took a third-place award in state competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Saturday event had over 30 vendors and boutiques as well as an hourly drawing for prizes.

“Everyone is having a great time,” said Cajias. “This is well worth it.”