New FFA Display at the Museum
By Morgan Hoffmann
This summer, one of our FFA officers, Alex Joramo, asked the officer team if there was an interest in having a FFA display at the Sleepy Eye Depot Museum as his mom worked there and was looking for a new display. It was a welcomed surprise!
Mrs. Hoffmann, one of the Sleepy Eye FFA advisors, told the officers that there was a box of older pictures that could be used as a centerpiece to the display if they wanted to help put them together in a large frame.
Several officers were up for the task, including Morgan Hoffmann, Maddi Helget, and Nayzeth Luna as well as chapter member, Miah Brown. We actually made two frames of the photos, one of which is at the museum and the other is displayed in the Ag. room at Sleepy Eye Public.
The summer intern James Mathiowetz and Mrs. Hoffmann had found other items that would make for a nice display containing older FFA jackets, ribbons and photos dating back to the 1930’s, trophy, plaques, original FFA creed, and more.
Morgan Hoffmann and fellow officer Alex Joramo set up the display with the help of James and Mrs. Hoffmann. With the help of the public, we are trying to identify the people in the photos. Names such as Floyd Marti, Mr. Novotony (former Ag. teacher), Ray Christensen, Dean Guhlke, and Steve Meyer are a few that have been named.
Please stop by the museum to check out the display and help to identify more FFA members and supporters of the past.