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Cottondale FFA 2019 Banquet a Tremendous Success

The full banquet photo album can be found here.

The banquet livestream can be found here.

The Annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet of the Cottondale FFA Chapter was held May 13th, 2019 at the Rivertown Community Church in Marianna, Florida. The banquet was a huge success with more than 340 people in attendance. The theme was "Corduroy Sensations.” The banquet began with recognition of “local corduroy sensations” or people who were in yhe FFA at one point and are in positions of leadership now. Following that was opening remarks from the Cottondale FFA President, Blayton See, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Principal, Ken Granger, gave the Cottondale High School Welcome and Florida FFA Area 1 state Vice President Dellon Barber gave the official Florida FFA Welcome. After the opening speeches, Addison Griffin, Cottondale FFA Chaplain, said a prayer and then the attendees were presented with a dinner of smoked steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, dessert, and tea. A special thanks to the Cottondale Senior Beta Club, as they provided outstanding service to the guests and members of the banquet. The Cottondale FFA chapter would also like to thank Skins and Bubba restaurant and the Marianna High School Culinary Department for cooking an outstanding meal, which was enjoyed by all. During dinner, Kasey Lathan and Kalina Torres performed several songs to the audience. After the meal, members of the Cottondale FFA were recognized for the outstanding year they helped create. A video was presented that included all this year’s Career Development Events and events our chapter held and attended. After the video, the following members were recognized.

➢ This year’s Star Chapters winners were:

· Star Discovery – Rayleigh Carter

· Star Greenhand – Josh Scurlock

· Star Chapter – Addison Griffin

➢ Those who will receive their State degrees at the FFA State Convention are: Lillie Livingston and Blayton See.

➢ Caleb Reed will also be recognized at the state convention as an American Degree recipient which he will receive his degree and pin this fall at the National FFA Convention.

➢ The $1,000 and $500 Alumni Scholarships were awarded to:Blayton See ($1,000) and Scotlynn Lewis ($500). Cottondale FFA would like to thank the Cottondale Alumni for their continued support.

➢ The DeKalb Leadership award was presented to Joey Jackson.

➢ The Cottondale FFA officers recognized and presented this year’s honorary degrees to Gail Jeter and Jennifer See for their support to the Cottondale FFA program.

➢ Mr. Scurlock recognized several middle and high school members for exceptional skills learned that year such as growth, excellence, and leadership.

➢ Senior Officers Sommer Gurganus, Joey Jackson, Carl Young, Kayley Turner, and Blayton See presented the audience with their retiring addresses.

The 2018-2019 FFA Officer team was presented and these officers are:

· President- Josh Scurlock

· Vice President- Addison Griffin

· Secretary- Hanna McClain

· Treasurer- Lillie Livingston

· Reporter- Rayleigh Carter

· Sentinel- Taylor Dumas

Kenny Griffin closed the evening with a live auction, followed by a presentation of a new tool box to advisor Stan Scurlock by the officer teams.

The Cottondale FFA Chapter would like to thank all of the Gold and Platinum Sponsors for their support pf the Cottondale FFA:


  • Chipola Sportsmans Club

  • Cottondale FFA Alumni

  • Enviva Biomass

  • Helios Fire Protection

  • Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District

  • Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.

  • Southern Cattle Company


  • Amanda Barber

  • American Legion Post #241

  • Anderson Columbia

  • Ball Farms

  • Bob Pforte Motor Company

  • Chipley Badcock Furniture

  • Chipola Ford

  • Commissioner Clint Pate

  • Community South Credit Union

  • Cottondale Chevron, Frankie Kent

  • Cross Country Exterminators

  • Don & Veleta Scurlock

  • Donofro Architects

  • Ducky Johnson House Movers

  • Florida Public Utilities

  • Gustason & Davis Financial Services

  • Jackson County Farm Bureau

  • King’s Discount Drugs And Outdoors

  • Mahindra Of Marianna- John Chafin

  • Marianna Optimist Club

  • Perry & Young PA

  • Registers Meat Company

  • Resort Collection

  • Rex Lumber

  • Royal American Companies- John Lewis

  • Stan & Wendy Scurlock

  • State Farm Insurance- Linda Pforte

  • Subway- Galo Enterprises

  • Sunsouth John Deere

  • The Waffle Iron Of Marianna

  • Tony Pumphrey

  • Trioak Enterprise Trailer Sales

  • Tyndall Federal Credit Union

  • Waste Management

  • Woodmen Life- Theresa Williams

• Blue

  • A & B Auto Sales Of Chipley

  • Artistic Designs Unlimited

  • Autozone Of Marianna

  • Baxter’s Asphalt & Concrete

  • Beef O’ Bradys

  • Branning’s Garage

  • Capital City Bank

  • Ceteris Consultants

  • Charlotte Gardner

  • Chipley Gun & Pawn, Inc.

  • Chipley KFC- CJS Group, Inc.

  • Circle D Ranch

  • Cobb Front End & Tire Service

  • Cook Discount Drugs

  • D&J Nurseries of Dothan

  • Florida Peanut Producers

  • Florida Showcase Realty

  • Harrison Plumbing & Septic Tank

  • Jackson County Optimist Club

  • Jackson County Teachers Credit Union

  • James & Sikes Funeral Homes

  • Jeff Fowler

  • John & Vanita Turner

  • John Bryan Automotive

  • Marianna Animal Hospital

  • Marianna Badcock Furniture

  • Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

  • Marianna Chapel Funeral Home

  • Marianna Title Services Inc.

  • Marianna Toyota

  • Marianna Truss

  • Mashawy Grill

  • Mary Nell & Kenny Griffin

  • Melvin Engineering

  • Moore Hardware

  • Northeast Jackson County Optimist Club

  • North Florida Rental Inc.

  • Panhandle Engineering & Construction Inc.

  • Panhandle Tractor- Kubota

  • Panhandle Veterinary Services

  • Peoples South Bank

  • Phil’s Garage

  • Phillips Precision Engineering

  • Piggly Wiggly of Graceville

  • Ray’s Garage

  • Rebecca Morris-Haid

  • Rister Tax & Accounting

  • Roberts & Roberts & Roberts Attorneys at Law

  • Stump Creek Sausage

  • Ulrich Insurance, Inc.

  • Watford Engineering, Inc.

  • West Florida Electric Coop

In addition, a special thank you goes out to all the businesses and people who donated to both the live and silent auction.

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