A lot of fun and laughs were had this year at the Niangua FFA chapter Barnwarming, which was held Friday, Dec. 9, at the high school’s gym. To kick the evening off, 11 first-year members were awarded their Greenhand pins and eight second-year members received their Chapter Degree pins.
After the awards ceremony, the games were in full swing and started out with the candidates going through a series of fun relay races in order to compete for the crown. Some of these games included an official dress scramble, a tug-of-war tournament and a team race to pop balloons on the other candidates’ ankles. Among these candidates were Ryan Dudley and Kaydance Knifong from the Niangua Junior High School, freshmen Jaycee Callaway and Jake Williams, sophomores Laura Biggers and Jaren Hamilton, juniors Melissa Letterman and Cody Hyder, and seniors Joe Jackson and David Champlin. In the end, sophomore candidates Laura Biggers and Jaren Hamilton were crowned as Barnwarming King and Queen. Dinner was also served, and members in attendance ended the night by participating in games, dancing and karaoke.