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Local FFA spices things up at annual gathering

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

AuctionThe Elsberry FFA held their annual Labor Auction and Chili Super on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and once again the students would have another successful year.

With help from Don and Sue Beck of B&B Auction, who announced each lucky candidate in true bidding fashion, the local FFA was able to raise approximately $5760.

Each year this auction acts as a fundraiser for the chapter to attend State and National Conventions, as well as leadership conferences throughout the year. This year the chapter sold 57 FFA members, all of whom can work up to eight hours, of labor, at the bidder’s discretion. Many members were sold to local farmers, nurseries, private conservationist and local business owners.

During the labor auction, local patrons were offered to participate in the chili cook-off. There were 15 different styles of chili, ranging from deer chili to hot and spicy beef chili. A few of the chilis were of family secret recipes, passed down from generation to generation, while many of the others were just member favorites. The winner of this year’s chili cook-off was Sam Marre, Chapter President.

“We would like to thank all 40 of our buyers that came out to support the chapter and all of its members this year,” stated Tara O’Brien, Chapter Officer. “Without the support from the local community, the chapter would not be able to do many of the leadership training activities that are dome each year.”