|Labor auction raises $11,000|
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
More money was bid on a fewer number of students at this year’s Chase County Schools Labor Auction. Held Feb. 28, the auction raised over $11,000 for the chapter.
The highest bid was from Martin Leibbrandt for granddaughter Paula Leibbrandt, at $300.
Sponsor Jason Speck said the average bid for an FFA member was $171. There were 47 students auctioned off.
In the past, about 80 FFA members have raised about $11,000, Speck said.
About one-third of the money is used to take students to the State FFA convention, to be held April 1-3 this year in Lincoln.
Speck said some money is set aside for the High Points leadership trip this summer, but the majority is saved for the National FFA convention in Indianapolis next fall.
Marlon Kunnemann and Doug Dean were the auctioneers for the evening. Besides auctioning off students for labor, they also auctioned pies.