ROCHELLE — COVID-19 has forced Rochelle Township High School to go without many of its usual Homecoming festivities. One tradition that won’t change, however, is the Rochelle FFA Chapter serving pork chops, and the chapter recently announced it will be hosting a drive-thru pork chop dinner for the community on Friday, Oct. 16.
While the Rochelle FFA Chapter normally serves pork chops during Friday night football games, students are changing course this year due to the ongoing pandemic. The dinner includes a pork chop, applesauce, chips and a cookie for $10. Orders can be placed online at https://rochelle-ffa-drive-thru-porkchop-sale.cheddarup.com.
“We thought it would be a great way to generate some community involvement and celebrate what would have been our Homecoming weekend,” Rochelle FFA Advisor Donna Page said. “We wanted to raise morale and do something nice for our community… It’s been great to see the FFA members get excited about hosting an event that will feel close to normal.”
The money raised from the drive-thru dinner will go toward the Rochelle FFA Chapter, which uses the money to fund supplies and chapter activities such as conferences. The money also goes toward providing goods and services including first-aid kits for local farmers. Those who place their orders online can add extra pork-chop sandwiches to their meals for $5 each.
“We’re looking forward to seeing a great turnout,” Page said. “We highly encourage using the link to order online so we can know how many chops we need to provide for Friday night.”
*RTHS officials changed the date of the event after an article was printed in a special edition printed Friday, Sept. 18. Please note new date of Oct. 16 for the event.