The Creighton FFA Chapter raised more than $24,000 at their labor and pie auction on last Thursday.
Raising $24,065 in all, FFA Advisor Debi Doerr said the chapter uses the work auction money to fund classroom, lab, and shop supplies and cover costs of leadership conferences as well as district, state, and national trips and contests.
"Students will pay little to nothing to attend trips that create opportunities and might spark an interest to compete in a contest or complete a proficiency application," Doerr said.
With 52 members and two advisors, the labor auction totaled $18,464, averaging $318 per member.
Community members purchased eight hours of the students' and advisors' time, where they can be doing anything buyers request them to do, such as cleaning cattle pods, mowing and cleaning yards or gardens, or pulling or fixing fence.
The chapter also sold 76 pies and cake to total $5,601, averaging of $73 per pie.
With 80 registered buyers, junior Katie Homan said the FFA chapter is very appreciative of the community support of their chapter that was evident at their labor and pie auction.
"It all helps us do a lot of things that we might not get to do, so we really appreciate all of the community and parent support," Homan said.