Sulphur Springs FFA President, Talon Bell, and one of the auctioneers, Rodney Barbee,
welcome the large crowd that attended Saturday night's 40th Annual FFA Auction.
40th Annual FFA Project Show and
Auction Termed "Very Successful"
by: Bobby McDonald
Homemade Ice Cream was served prior to the auction, beginning at 4:00.
"The Sulphur Springs FFA Auction is just one of those things that we try to attend every year!" explained a longtime supporter of the chapter. "The Sulphur Springs FFA has a rich history and the auction, that began 40 years ago, is one way that we can support the youth and the great learning experiences that they host, each year! All you have do is look at the many projects that these students build and the quality of work that they display, and you know they are learning skills that they will use for the rest of their lives!"
Parents of the FFA members hosted an ice cream supper, with plenty of homemade ice cream, for supporters, beginning at 4:00 p.m., and the auction, of shop made items, horticulture department plants, and donated items from local businesses, got underway at 6:00 p.m.
Earlier in the day, FFA members had shown their livestock, shop projects, and other items, in the Annual Project Show, for a number of prizes!
"These kids work hard and spend endless hours, throughout the year," expressed longtime FFA Advisor, Dannie Johnson. "This is the time of the year for them to have some fun exhibiting their work and placing items in the auction that they've made or grown!"
"We've got some beautiful plants that the horticulture classes have grown and we have repeat customers that come for them in our plant sale and our auction, because of the quality," advised FFA Advisor and Horticulture Teacher, Amber Norris. "The day of the project show and auction is one of our busiest days of the year!"
Former FFA Member and parent of two sons in the local chapter, Bryant
Fisher, kind of liked this rocking chair, but quickly had to "get up"
as he served as one of the ringmen for Saturday night's auction.
"We want to thank everyone that came out and supported us tonight," advised FFA Advisor Dan Froneberger. "Without the great support of the Hopkins County Community, we couldn't continue to do the many, many things that we undertake each year! We had a wonderful auction and will be able to use that money to instruct students for the next year, because of the outstanding support!"
Enjoy these photos from Saturday's events:
Congratulations Sulphur Springs FFA!!!!