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Community rallies to support FFA contest

600+ volunteers showed their community spirit and support of FFA

More than 600 volunteers helped out at Tarleton State University’s annual FFA Invitational Career Development Judging Contest earlier this month. Lone Star Ag Credit staff handed out caps, snacks and coolers with drinks to volunteers, including, from left to right, Miranda Gillum, Sharidan Toves and Bradley Horry. (Courtesy Photo)

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — When over 8,000 FFA students and their teachers descended on Stephenville for a statewide judging contest, it took a lot of helping hands to make the event run smoothly. More than 600 volunteers showed their community spirit and support of FFA at the event held earlier this month.

Among those on hand to help out with Tarleton State University’s annual FFA Invitational Career Development Judging Contest was Lone Star Ag Credit. The local lending co-op’s Stephenville office staff made sure that all the volunteers received shirts, snacks and drinks. This year, they passed out 62 bags of snacks and 42 coolers of drinks to 18 different locations.

“This is a great day for all who come to visit Tarleton State University and Stephenville and see what a great community we live in and what all Tarleton State University has to offer,” said Shelley Gilliland, Lone Star Ag Credit senior loan administrator. “My roots are in FFA and participating in these contests, so it is a pleasure to be able to give back to this event.”

Lone Star Ag Credit serves 48 Texas counties, providing financing for rural land, rural homes, agribusinesses, livestock, agricultural equipment and operating expenses. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Lone Star has credit offices in Abilene, Cleburne, Corsicana, Denton, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, Lampasas, Mount Pleasant, New Boston, Paris, Round Rock, Sherman, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Temple, Waco and Weatherford.

For more information, contact a local branch office or visit www.LoneStarAgCredit.com.

—Lone Star Ag Credit

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