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Monticello FFA helps with remodels, repairs
Monticello FFA members became involved with construction/remodeling projects including a playground in Monroe. Pictured from left is Bryce Pence, Austin Skogen and John Zurfluh. (Photo supplied)
MONTICELLO - Over the past month of school, several Monticello FFA members became involved with construction/remodeling projects that helped out their area communities. Both Monticello and Monroe received various projects including the remodeling of a baseball shed in Monticello and a playground in Monroe.

The Monticello baseball team had a storage shed that needed repairs. The idea was expressed to a variety of students and, over the past few months, these repairs were completed. The FFA members installed a new overhead roll-up door, placed new siding and trim on one of the shed faces and added new shingles to the roof. Students involved with this project were: Thorin Croushore, Darren Luchsinger, William Spahr, Alex Gutzmer, Kody Spohn, Antone Baumgartner, Jacob Pusel, Rebecca Wahl, Zach Price, Kolton Shulka, Kodie Skogen and Trent Siegenthaler. The project began as a responsibility of the agricultural mechanics class but was assisted with a few other classes as the school year came to an end.

Under the leadership of Bob Voss, another project was completed in Monroe for the Family Promise of Green County. Voss received information about a need for repairing the current structure used as a play facility for this program. With a donation from Pro-Build and the Monticello FFA Alumni, the project proceeded forward. Monticello FFA members Austin Skogen, Bryce Pence and John Zurfluh worked with Voss over a three-week period to complete the project during the morning hours. The project will provide a safer, more stable play structure that should last an extended period of time.