BY MELANIE BUCK –
FFA Alumni held their 26th Annual Consignment Auction on Saturday, February 7, at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Alumni Brian Erikson said there was a great turn-out and the auction raised around $6,000 for the local FFA Chapter that will be used for student members to attend camps, the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., state and national conventions, and scholarships for FFA students.
Mena FFA Advisor Mike Collins said, “The alumni support our program and our ag teachers in a big way. They are giving back to something that has given a lot to them. That’s the neat thing about the alumni program.” Without the support of the alumni, Collins said there is no doubt that the program would not be as successful as it is now.
“On behalf of the Mena FFA, we would to thank all Mena FFA alumni and supporters who graciously volunteered their time & effort to make the equipment auction a great success. Without your support, it would be difficult to provide opportunities for the wonderful kids we teach everyday,” said Collins