With only one fundraiser for the year, the Verdigre FFA has to make it count. And they did Thursday night. The annual Work/Pie Auction brought in nearly $11,000 from work alone, not counting the many delicious pies that were also sold.
Gary and Ryan Vesely again provided the auctioneer duties. There were nearly 50 workers and one advisor who each volunteered 8-hours days of work to the highest bidder. Several workers earned the FFA $400 each with the highest being $425.
Following the work auction, the freshman FFA members exhibited the pies one by one. They ranged from cherry to pecan to pumpkin with the highest prices going to a white chocolate oreo cream and and an apple pie.
At the end of the evening two special items were up for bid. In September, FFA advisor Kevin Randa's daughter, Kelsey Mitteis, became the mother of twins who were born 3-months early. A cake and pie were donated to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Mitteis family. The community of Verdigre came through as the items were purchased 15 times and given back for re-auction each time. The net gain for the items was just over $1100
View images of the evening below.