Hand it to Eagle Point FFA, they know how to put on a great party.
The 3rd annual Benefit BBQ & Auction was held in the EPHS cafeteria on Dec. 11. Some 300 members, family and community supporters were in attendance.
The evening began at 5 p.m. with the silent auction that continued until 7 p.m. For the first hour, members were entertained by members of the EPHS jazz band while the silent bidding was underway.
The colors were presented by members of the Civil Air Patrol as two members of FFA sang the National Anthem.
Those who purchased a table for six for $200 were treated very special and with the crowd the special treatment was greatly appreciated. Those tables were served their delicious tri-tip dinner, while all others stood in line to receive their food. There was a cake in the center of the table. It was cut and served hy the FFA table host or hostess.
The oral auction included 28 different items. From horse care packages to a tree decorated in OSU colors to flowers and feed and livestock insurance packages. In addition, using the same process used by the D9 Foundation, support for scholarships was done by showing your “paddle” number for either $250, $100, $50 or $25 donation. That process raised $4,175 for scholarships.
The total donations from the Dec. 11 benefit amounted to $21,559.
FFA members were led by FFA President Emily Lopez, Secretary Katie Deupree, Vice President Emily Dulany, Treasurer Clay DeVette, Sentinel Eli Alexander and Reporter Shae Rogers, The auctioneers were JB Dimick and Stan Deupree. FFA advisors are Curtis North and Keith Frost.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent