The Future Farmers of America at Kingwood High School and Kingwood Park High School invite the public to their annual Santa’s Farm Friday, Dec. 5. The FFA has been hosting this family event for more than 15 years and it has become a long-standing tradition in Kingwood. The farm is free and great fun for children of all ages. “This is a great way to open the door to young kids about the different types of animals as well as promote the FFA,” said Jackie Beck, parent of one of the students in this year’s event. Although the FFA is only accessible to high school students, the younger children can get a start in a similar program called 4H. Keeping with the Christmas tradition, Santa’s farm will host a live nativity with Joseph and Mary, children can get their photos with Santa and traditional hayrides will be provided. Members of FFA will also be conducting tours in their Christmas-themed decorated barns. Refreshments of cookies, drinks and candy canes will be available and Domino’s Pizza will also be selling slices of pizza along with drinks. “The FFA is a great program and is not only about raising animals but also about leadership” Beck said. The FFA is diverse and encompasses many facets such as competition, surveying land, dairy judging and debates. “If you just have a conversation with these kids, you can tell they are leaders,” said Beck. “Raising animals is a lot of work and a lot of responsibility,” she says. Santa’s Farm will be held Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the FFA Ag barns located at the end of Woodland Hills Drive South. Parking will be at Kingwood United Methodist and shuttles will be provided to and from the barn locations. Photo: From left, Kingwood Park High School Beau and Sweetheart Rebecca Rose and Allen Calfee, and Kingwood High School Beau and Sweetheart Craig Beck and Amanda Charles prepare for Santa’s Farm Friday, Dec. 5.

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