Fall Fun with FBLA
Over the past few months, the Ashland-Greenwood FBLA chapter has been hard at work to kick off the year in a positive way. They started off with several fundraising events including holding balloon sales at home football games, working at the conference softball concessions stand, and organizing their annual “Pie-a-President” fundraiser, in collaboration with the FFA chapter, for the homecoming football game on October 2. On September 30, the FBLA officer team got the opportunity to participate in the virtual Fall Leadership Conference in which the students watched group and individual workshops over Zoom in order to increase their overall leadership abilities and learn about the FBLA organization itself. On October 17, a group of FBLA members participated in Adopt-a-Highway in which they cleared the side of the highway of litter in an effort to positively impact the environment. The annual FBLA Trick-or-Treat for the food bank took place on October 24; several members took a hayrack ride around select neighborhoods in the area to pick up canned food to donate to the food bank. All of these activities were done with new safety guidelines as a result of the current pandemic, such as having a sign-up sheet for the canned goods and doing as many virtual activities as possible, but the FBLA chapter still found a way to adapt to the new environment and embrace the challenges.