Felicity-Franklin FFA hosts ‘Overtime’ event

Trooper Jones speaks while volunteers Austin Perry and Bailey Lowe try to walk in a straight line while wearing distracted driving goggles.

By Kyra Davidson
Felicity-Franklin FFA Reporter

On February 9, 2018, Felicity-Franklin FFA partnered with Felicity Christian Church to present the second annual “Overtime” event, following the night’s basketball game. The event was based around the topic of substance abuse and distracted driving, with Trooper Jake Jones to speak about substance abuse and driving under the influence.

Trooper Jones speaks while volunteers Austin Perry and Bailey Lowe try to walk in a straight line while wearing distracted driving goggles.

Participants volunteered to wear distracted driving goggles and try to walk in a straight line, shoot a basketball, or drive a pedal cart to demonstrate the effects of driving under the influence. With so many lives affected in some way by substance abuse, the chapter hosted the event with the hope that students will prevent accidents through abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

The event wasn’t all seriousness, though — attendees were provided with free food and drinks, and could play dodgeball and basketball or have fun with inflatables.

More than 180 students from seventh through twelfth grade attended the event.

Teachers and parents volunteered to help the event come together.