FFA members bid on prizes

One FFA adviser, an auctioneer, and dozens of FFA members partook in their end-of-fruit sales tradition.

This past Sunday, the chapter held their annual prize auction in FFA adviser Thomas Dux’s classroom.

This fun and rewarding activity let the members receive 100 percent of the money they made from selling fruit the previous November. Depending on how much money one makes, the member will receive “Monopoly™ money”, or fake cash that they can bid on items with, including extra merchandise from the fruit sale. Some of it could be popcorn, pancake mix, and cheese spreads.

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FFA member Kaycee Riggle ’21 listens and waits patiently as items are auctioned off. Photo by P. Livingston.

“FFA kids can make a good time out of anything and we did just that for the auction, even though we were auctioning things like gloves and slippers,” FFA member Jillian Caroon ’20 said.

For the past nine years, retired ag teacher and FFA adviser Dennis Kenning has been an auctioneer at this event.

“I think it is a really cool idea that started before me from Dennis Kenning and it is a great way to reward them for raising money for the chapter,” Dux said.

As of now, there is no end in sight of the FFA prize auction coming to an end. Not only does it contribute to the chapter but to the members apart of it.

“I felt we had a really good turnout, almost 2/3 of our members were present,” FFA chapter president Michaela Buchli ’19 said. “It has always been a hit and will continue to be in the future.”