Posted 11 months ago
By Kevin Horn
As we told you on KCOW Radio news earlier this week, Alliance High School FFA President Ashtyn Shrewsbury has been selected to be part of the FFA to Haiti Mission Trip this summer.
Three years ago, Haiti receive massive destruction by an earthquake that destroyed 300 thousand buildings, and Shrewsbury will help in rebuilding homes and assisting the Haitians with meal deliveries, and teaching the Haiti citizens about how they can utilize what little agricultural resources they have.
Shrewsbury, who is the reigning Box Butte County Fair Queen, says she believes the trip will cost about $2,000, and the first fundraiser on her behalf will be held Thursday night in conjunction with the Chadron vs. Alliance girls and boys basketball games at Alliance High School.
Sloppy Joe, chips, beans, cookie and a drink for a $5 donation.
Serving will take place in the upper level of the commons area from 5 o’clock until after halftime of the boys game (around 8 p.m.)
Whether you are going to the Alliance basketball games or attending the Velocity concert in the performing arts center, you are invited to support Ashtyn.
Shrewsbury says any money she raises above her $2,000 goal will be donated to help build a Haitian home or for meals for the residents of Haiti.
Shrewsbury is encouraging you to enjoy her Sloppy Jo fundraiser and then visit the Velocity girls choir bake sale fundraiser and concert that begins at 7 p.m., as well as basketball — as it will be a night of food, music, and basketball excitement at Alliance High School. If you can’t make it to her fundraisers but would like to assist, send you donation to Ashten Shrewsbury at 605 Cheyenne Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301.
Shrewsbury is also a member of the AHS Band, the state champion one act play team, and golf team.