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Auction returns with some changes

Handmade FFA auction items displayed at Flanagan-Cornell High School Saturday afternoon.

FLANAGAN – A few changes were noticed by those attending the 14th annual Flanagan-Cornell FFA auction over the weekend.

Saturday’s event was moved to the high school east gym to allow for extra dinner seating space in the old gym.

“The sound system in here is much better than it used to be,” explained Flanagan-Cornell FFA Sentinel Wyatt Zehr.

Those enjoying the pork chop and ribeye steak supper also had the option of driving through the school’s circle drive to enjoy the food to-go this year. The meal featured side dishes of potato salad, green beans, cookies, cupcakes and everyone’s favorite ag treat – ice cream.

“We are excited to be in person this year and there are a few changes but I think it will reflect well on our revenue,” said Chapter President Hattie Koeller. “We are so excited to see everyone back in person and our support has been extreme so far.”

It has been a fun year for the Flanagan-Cornell FFA with contests returning to in-person formats.

“We love to see all of our section members and all of our friends made through FFA,” added Koeller.

Items in the live and silent auctions ranged from agricultural inputs and Internet service to baked goods and children’s playsets.

“There are some (items) for the farm community but then some for those that maybe aren’t actually involved in agriculture on a day-to-day basis,” noted Flanagan-Cornell FFA advisor Jessica Collins.

Last year’s FFA auction was online but was successful, considering the circumstances.

This is a busy time for Flanagan-Cornell FFA members as National FFA Week was just completed along with proficiency awards. Five students earned their state FFA degrees and two of them were named stars for the section.

More on the Flanagan-Cornell FFA can be found on Facebook or Instagram and on the school’s website.

A view of the Flanagan-Cornell FFA auction in the school's east gym Saturday.


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