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Auction raises funds for P.C. chapter

Officers for the Prairie Central High School FFA chapter pose Thursday night during the meal and auction in Fairbury / CIFN photo.

FAIRBURY – It’s a common to see turkeys frying and hogs being roasted in the parking lot of Prairie Central High School each March.

The P.C. FFA chapter held another successful hog roast and auction Thursday night in Fairbury.

“We had about 10 hogs and 10 turkeys so we have a lot of meat to go around,” explained Megan Ifft, FFA vice-president. “Everybody will get plenty.”

Secretary Kari Slagel was among those in charge of lining up auction items for the evening.

“There’s a bench that looks cool with cutouts for the national champion team this year and I know there is also a big garbage pickup item,” she said.

“We’ll split up businesses among different FFA members and then those members will go out to the different businesses and talk to them. Then, they’ll report to us,” adds Tanner Hartman.

There is never a dull moment for chapter reporter Rachel McGreal who reports to the FFA community and local members, letting them know about current happenings. She also keeps the social media pages up to date.

“(Social media) definitely makes a more positive impact and gets a lot of people involved,” McGreal said.

FFA member Ainsley Kratochvil enjoys participating in the various contests. She recently found success by participating in a parliamentary procedure event in which Prairie Central was the Section 9 champion. The team will compete at the district level in May.

“Our student teacher brought up the idea to me about competing,” notes Kratochvil. “I wasn’t sure about it at first, but after participating in it, I’m really happy about it.”

A highlight of the auction was the raffle for the restored Farmall H tractor. The winner was Tyson Stork. Nina Lassiter won the drone raffle.

This year has been great for Prairie Central, which had three state champion titles. Those teams will go on to nationals and many more teams will soon be going to state.

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