Team wins FFA event
The Strom Thurmond FFA Chapter was named the state champion team at the annual South Carolina FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held at Clemson University on June 12.
Members of the first place team include Bailey Pedersen (second place, highest individual), Brittany Hutchins, Lucky Bailey and Hunter Herrin.
FFA teams from 10 chapters across South Carolina participated in this year’s competition, which is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of Farm Business Management.
The 40 students who participated in the event each completed a two hour written test that had sections on marketing, income analysis, financial planning, taxes and general agricultural economics.
The team members will now work to prepare for the National Farm Business competition, which will be held in Louisville, Ky., in October.
Hammond Place event
Hammond Place, a senior living community at 128 Walnut Lane will hold a grand reopening on July 11.
The event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will include a health fair and a speaker on senior housing options.
Golfing with disabilities
The Walton Foundation for Independence is partnering with The First Tee of Aiken to launch the county’s first adaptive golf program for persons with disabilities.
The first clinic will be held July 15 at The First Tee of Aiken, 901 Houndslake Dr.
The Aiken Adaptive Golf Clinic is being offered every third Tuesday from March to October from 10 a.m. to noon, culminating in an 18-hole tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta in October.
Led by volunteer coaches, the clinic is open to anyone with a life-changing physical disability, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, mobility and sensory impairments.
Both beginners and longtime golfers ages 15 and older are welcome to participate.
Clinics focus on driving, chipping and putting, with the potential for course play.
Volunteers with a background in golf or therapy are also needed.
If you are interested in playing, volunteering or you want to support the Aiken adaptive golf program, call (706) 826-5809 or e-mail alices@walton