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FFA Cookhouse sizzles

Ag Mechanics Teacher Tim Reid shows off the FFA Cookhouse. Photo by Hailey Juergenson

Bear River football fans should look out for the cookout.

Hungry Bruins at our home football games can get a delicious meal from the FFA Cookhouse located at the home-side of the football field. The concession stand is run by Bear River FFA members who barbecue and prepare hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and the Cookhouse’s famous tri-tip sandwiches. FFA officials report that, in one night, the stand has sold an astounding 40 tri-tips worth of sandwiches.

FFA members hope the $7 sandwich makes your Friday Night Lights ones to remember.

“We made about $650 interest in one night, which will help our program budget,” said FFA Treasurer Justin Kilgore, a junior.

FFA, which stands for Future Farmers of America, is an organization that helps students improve their knowledge of agriculture and mechanics. It also helps with learning speech writing, speaking skills, and confidence to help all succeed in the future. Ag Mechanics Teacher Tim Reid is big supporter of the Cookhouse.

“The money from the Cookhouse is used to fund all FFA events for the year,” he said.

Throughout FFA’s season, the Cookhouse is a major fundraiser for the FFA program to fund banquets, officers and members, traveling opportunities, awards, and equipment.

Ag Science and Ag Communications Teacher Steve Paasch said time spent in the Cookhouse was a great opportunity for FFA members to get their FFA points for the semester.

“Working in the Cookhouse helps to improve your salesmanship and communication skills with other people,” Mr. Paasch said.

There have been zero complaints from consumers and Bear River football fans about the famous barbecue and preparation of the meals. Aidan Smith, a sophomore and member of the Barbecue Committee, said his cooking skills are sizzling. As a result of skilled students, the Cookhouse has had many compliments and is a highlight of home football games, he said.

“Mr. Paasch and Mr. Reid have taught (us) to make sure the meat is not undercooked and not too overdone,” Smith said.


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