the past few years, the FFA has been co-hosting the breakfast with
the American Legion Baseball Fundraiser. The FFA and its alumni sell
advance tickets with the proceeds going to the group. Proceeds from
tickets sold at the door go to the baseball fundraiser.
At the door Sunday morning, ticket takers said it had been a very
busy morning, and Annie Coers whose son Jayce is a current FFA
member reported after the fact that breakfast had been served to
between 400 and 450 guests throughout the morning.
Along with the breakfast, the FFA put together silent auction and
live auction items, the proceeds of which, all went to the FFA
After enjoying their meals, guests perused a long line of silent
auction items, placing bids and hoping that they would be the winner
of the day on their choice items.
At 10 a.m. the brother and brother team of Cody and Ty Tucker, both
of whom are professional auctioneers, with the assistance of Troy
Rawlings started the live auction portion of the event.
were many interesting items in the live auction including a wide
variety of baked goods. With pies by Annie Boyer, a German Chocolate
Cake so nice it sold twice donated by Joan Dahmm, and other sweet
goodies donated by Peggy’s Place, Allie Bode, Amy Naughton, and Pam
Schreiner, the sweet treats of the day brought in a pretty penny for
the FFA. However, in that particular category the big bids of the
day were earned by two sets of two dozen sugar cookies donated by
the Kirgan Family. The first box went for $130 and the second box
went for $200.
food items on the auction block were meat bundles donated by the
Tucker Family, MKS Livestock and Nuthatch Hill BBQ and a whole hog
donated by Garrett Apel.
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Seed corn was also in plentiful supply as donations
were made by Garrett Cooper (Golden Harvest), Kyle Klockenga (Wyffels),
Matt Wrage (Pioneer), Rusty Thomas (Agrigold), Brad Close (DeKalb),
Clay Irwin (Lincoln Ag Center), and Gary Atterberry (LG Seeds).
Bellflower Feeds donated 10 bags of any kind of animal feed, and
Harold Goodman Inc. donated 10-ton of rock, both of which brought
good money at the auction.
Other items donated included coolers, a camp stove, a camping
basket, grass seed and a nice-looking swivel chair.
The last item in the auction was a custom made piece donated by the
LCHS FFA Chapter. Hand made walnut case with glass cover containing
the FFA emblem on the field of blue that is typically the FFA’s
jacket brought a whopping $475.
Throughout the morning, FFA members, FFA parents and alumni were on
hand helping with the event. Members bussed tables and made sure
every coffee cup was well supplied with hot coffee. During the
auction, the members were called on the serve as the “Vanna’s” of
the day showing off the items by walking through the room allowing
guests throughout the dinning area to a close up view of what was
Also FFA parents and alumni were at the registration table for
auction paddles, and accepting random donations for those who did
not wish to buy or bid items being offered in the two auctions.
As the auction came to an end so did the day, and those who had
stayed had more than one shot at the all you can eat breakfast,
leaving the building winners in more than a few ways.