WHS FFA Serves Chili And Success

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
Warsaw High School FFA members hosted a good crowd at the Eighth Annual FFA Chili Supper/Workers’ Auction on February 29 in the Warsaw Community Building.   FFA Adviser Stan Adler was extremely happy with the turnout.
“Community support for the workers auction and the FFA in general has been phenomenal over the past several years,” said Adler.  “The Friends of FFA Booster Club has been a life saver for me.  I appreciate all the help from them in planning and organizing the chili supper and the workers’ auction.”
FFA collected $2,440 on the workers’ auction with FFA member Haven Collins bringing the highest bid at $290 for four hours of work.
Friends of the FFA President Elaine Rosser was also pleased with the community support for FFA.  “I think the Trivia Night gave people another option of something else to do.  Everyone seemed very involved in the evening’s activities,” said Rosser.   “FFA is a great organization and we want to support them any way we can.”
Many area merchants and businesses attended the FFA Chili Supper/Workers Auction and enjoyed the evening’s events.
Hawthorn Bank employee Kathy Arnett attended with her husband Hadley.  “We had a fun evening,” said Arnett.  “The FFA kids are a really great group and we are happy to support their efforts.”         
According to the Friends of FFA the chili supper brought in $1,500 which included hog raffle ticket sales and chili supper dinner tickets. 
The new event for this year’s FFA Chili Supper was the Trivia game sponsored by Jeanette Limback American Family Insurance Agency
“We were thrilled with the participation in our first annual Blue Jacket Foundation Trivia Night,” said Limback.  “While we don’t have a total figure yet, we believe we raised enough money to purchase 25 FFA blue jackets for deserving FFA members.”
Winner of the Trivia contest was Team Breshears.  The prize of $125 was donated back to the Blue Jacket Foundation by the Breshears family. 
“We were so happy to be able to help the Warsaw FFA with their efforts,” said Limback.  “We admire the leadership the FFA members displayed as they worked at the chili supper.  Their advisor Stan Adler has done a great job of instilling a sense of pride in these young people.  We are honored to help them reach their goals.”
Limback went on to add that she was very grateful to the community for their support of the Blue Jacket Foundation.
“We are looking forward to next year and making this an even greater event,” said Limback.
Friends of the FFA membership is open to everyone.  The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the FFA Building at 6:30.   Last year the Friends of the FFA gave $2,000 for scholarships for FFA members as well as helping two FFA members attend the Washington D.C. conference and sending FFA members to FFA Camp. For more information on FFA or the Friends of the FFA contact Adler at 660-438-2427.