Community turns out after Future Farmers banquet cancelled

Monterey, VA – When Augusta County Schools decided it was unsafe for students to travel in Thursday’s stormy weather, Highland County was left with 140 pork tenderloin dinners, prepared for the regional Future Farmers of America Banquet, and no one to serve them to.

The FFA turned it into a spontaneous community fundraiser that was remarkably well-attended. FFA advisor Steve Heavener talked with us the next day.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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