The ringing of an auctioneer’s call will be heard at the annual Chapman FFA Work Auction at the Chapman High School Commons and Auditorium Feb. 26.
Supporters can bid on the services of more than 57 FFA members, and silent and live auctions will feature a variety of items for farm and home, gifts, services, experiences and more.
A free-will donation meal of chili and cinnamon rolls will begin at 5 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The auction is hosted by the Chapman FFA Alumni with special thanks to our visionary sponsor Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers of Salina.
Students will provide eight hours of labor to their winning bidders, and can provide a wide range of tasks including, but not limited to: fencing, working livestock, painting, assisting with farm chores, landscaping, cleaning, office work, babysitting and much more.
Auction proceeds directly benefit Chapman FFA students through scholarships. Seniors receive a scholarship based on the number of years of participation for the auction in addition to their level of participation throughout their FFA career. The Chapman FFA Alumni also allocates funds for students interested in attending the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
Through the recent success of the auction, a new scholarship has been created to benefit Chapman FFA graduates who seek financial assistance in their second, third or fourth year of education. While scholarships provide considerable financial support for freshmen beginning their college careers, there are not as many opportunities for help in the second, third and fourth years. That’s why the Chapman FFA Alumni continues to develop scholarships that will be available to Chapman FFA members who graduated in good standing, said Tod Hettenbach, Chapman FFA Alumni president.
The alumni thanks each business that has provided financial or in-kind support for the Chapman FFA scholarship program.
The mission of the Chapman FFA Alumni is to secure the promise and future of the Chapman FFA program and agricultural education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. The Chapman FFA has won the Triple Crown Award seven years in a row. The Triple Crown award is given to the Kansas FFA chapter that performs the best in the National Chapter Award program, which recognizes chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization in three separate divisions: Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development.