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FFA Spearheads Collection For Escalon Animal Shelter
Shown during a community event in Escalon, these furry friends are just a sample of the type of pets that are available for adoption at the Escalon Animal Shelter. The shelter is the beneficiary of an ongoing collection drive at Escalon High School. Marg Jackson/The Times

As part of the observance for National FFA Week – officially running Feb. 13 through 17 – the Escalon FFA has launched a community service project. The goal is to help raise money for the Escalon Animal Shelter, providing for the many dogs and cats housed there while awaiting adoption.

Special collection jars have been placed in each teacher’s classroom on the campus at Escalon High School and students in the fourth period classes for each teacher are being asked to contribute to the cause. The collection, seeking everything from spare change to paper money, is going on now through Thursday, Feb. 16. The fourth period class that collects the most money between now and then will be rewarded with a pizza party. The FFA Officer Team is coordinating the project.

All money raised will be donated to the Escalon Animal Shelter. The shelter, along with having regular operating hours, often has pets available for adoption at community events. Funds help provide food for the animals and supplies for the shelter.