Persevering in unusual times


VERONA — Many worthy organizations have had to alter, revise or even cut back their activities because of the pandemic. We want to give a round of applause to all those groups — whether students or seniors— who have persevered in these rather unusual times.

One group we featured in a Daily Sentinel story last week is the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school district FFA. These “future farmers” doggedly continue with their good works, promoting agriculture and expanding their horizons. For instance, the VVS FFA’s annual citrus sale is in effect through Nov. 13. In addition to chapter members taking orders as in the past, anyone can place an order online at Orders will be available for pickup at the VVS High School ag shop/garage on Dec. 8–10.

In addition, the organization also is still selling maple syrup and various other products as well. Interested persons can contact Mark Peavey at 315-794-7672 to place an order. For more information, visit

A final word: Good luck to the new officers: Molly Adams, president; Elizabeth Schieferstine, secretary; William Green, treasurer; Evan House, reporter; and Brenden Genei, sentinel. The chapter is under the new guidance of Justin Ferreira, the VVS High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.


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