FCCLA Update

Leading up to FCCLA week

Every year the FCCLA holds a winter clothing drive, collecting winter clothing, specifically coats, gloves, and scarves for people in need. These clothes are donated to the Bethel Butikk and the Cashton Cupboard and Closet. Four garbage bags and a large box were filled with winter clothes. There were an estimated 50 jackets, 30 hats, and 30 pairs of gloves, and a few miscellaneous items to be collected. The FCCLA also puts on the Giving Tree event with the Vernon county department of human services, where members put up a Christmas tree, but instead of ornaments, they use tags of items that were given to a local family of 4. Anyone can take a tag, or a few, and buy the item(s) listed on them.

On December 19th and 20th, the FCCLA held a bake sale, selling Norwegian lefse, rosettes, and krumkake at the Choir’s Christmas Concert and the girl’s basketball game the next night. The rosettes and krumkake nearly sold out the night of the concert, and out of 23 dozen lefse, only 4 weren’t sold, and the FCCLA was approached about selling lefse again for Syttende Mai. The bake sale raised about $386 overall. Mrs. Marx also wanted to give a special thanks to Kurt Dahlen, Jordan Derrick, Adam Gluch, Harlee Harbaugh, Jeri Harbaugh, Kari Ofte, and Bethany Roethel, who helped out with baking and selling.

Friday, February 3, 2023, the FCCLA members went to LaCrosse at Western for the Regional FCCLA STAR Event competition. Students left school at 6:30am competed in events all day. Twenty-three students went from the middle school and high school FCCLA groups.

This week, the club looks forward to continuing the annual tradition of FCCLA week, which includes a milk shake sale during break Monday through Friday for $1.00 and dress up days. Students will be counted during Advisory. Monday’s theme is “Comfy Snuggles;” Tuesday’s opportunity promises to be a popular dress up day with “Hat Day,” for $1.00; Wednesday’s dress up day is “College Day,” for which students are to wear their favorite college attire; Thursday’s theme is “Career Day,” which instructs students to wear the attire required in their future career; and the week ends with “FCCLA Day,” for which students are to wear red, FCCLA’s thematic color.