On February 26, 2016, the Eads FFA chapter held its annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and Hired Hand Auction. Local auctioneers Rob Morlan and Larry Lusher auctioned off all 35 Eads FFA members to the community in exchange for 8 hours of the members' labor.
This year the chapter raised $11,025 in profit after paying for the food and other necessary costs. The chapter would like to thank the community for their continued support of the chapter. We use this money to help pay the way of students in traveling trips, program materials, school farm expenses, and scholarships for the seniors planning to go off to college.
We would also like to thank the cooks for volunteering their time to help prepare the food. Tim Trosper, Alex Hishinuma, Glenn Smith, Rod Cole, Brent Batterton, Blayne Batterton, Larry Michael, and Bart Michael prepared the food.
In addition, thank you to all of those that bought students and projects and donated to the FFA chapter. Our buyers this year were: Colorado Mills, Kiowa County National Bank, Crow's Stop 'N Shop, Eads Consumer Supply, Rex Barlow, JJ's Restaurant, Saffer Spray Service and Loraine Saffer, Lonnie Spady, RTH Farms and Rick Harris, Rodney Hopkins, Jeff Uhland, Charles Crow, Jack Dixon, Butch Robertson, Burlington Livestock Exchange, Haswell Propane and Glenda Stoker, Lanning Peterson, Jay Wilson, Jim Barnard, Trent Jones, Dustin Batterton, Barlow and Sons, Rod Cole, Darrell and Jodi Stolzenberger, DL and Judy Weeks, Doris Lessenden, LD Nelson, Darwin Nelson, and Dillon Hernandez. Also, thank you to Southeast Colorado Power Association for their generous donation.
The next FFA event that our chapter is participating in is the chapter award banquet. It is being held on May 5, 2016, in the high school gym. The entire community is invited to join us to celebrate the members' achievements.