'Cedar Lakes is our home': FFA members give cottages a fresh coat of paint

Katelyn Waltemyer
Jackson Newspapers
FFA member Ashlyn Bourn, of Gilmore County helped paint Thursday.

RIPLEY  About 50 Future Farmers of America members spent their Thursday morning voluntarily painting buildings at Cedar Lakes, the state's official FFA camp.

Nathan Taylor, the state's FFA advisor, said it was great to see people come out for the organization's day of service event. 

"Cedar Lakes is our home, Taylor said. "If you care about something you need to take care of it."

Cedar Lakes Foundation and Ripley Rotary Club paid for the paint and equipment and the chapter members provided the labor, Director Karen Facemyer said. The group is painting five cottages and one utility building. 

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— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at kwaltemyer@jacksonnewspapers.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.