The annual auction draws in a wide variety of quality items that are
auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the FFA Scholarship Fund.
Among the many items already consigned or donated for this year's
auction are a John Deere Gator, big round bale feeders, 100-bushel
auger wagon, Oliver 4-14-inch hydraulic lift plow, early Oliver 1550
gas wide front (just overhauled), 30 Series Deere front fuel tank,
scroll saws, battery-operated drills, new wooden picnic table, St.
Louis Cardinal baseball tickets, oil changes, veterinary services,
gift cards to local restaurants, seed corn, wrench and socket sets,
grass hay (small squares), pet food, livestock feed, Red Brand field
fence, barbed wire, Anytime Fitness certificate, Shop-Vac, Outfitter
gift certificate, Roundup herbicide, 1/16 scale collector farm
equipment, 10-ton CA6 rock, engine and hydraulic oil, and
The auction will start at 10 a.m., but plan on coming early and
enjoying a biscuit and gravy breakfast being put on by the Hartem
FFA Alumni Association. Serving will begin at 7 a.m.
A lunch stand will also be available.
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And if you have something you'd like to consign for the auction,
it isn't too late. Consignments will be taken up to one hour before
the auction begins. There are some restrictions of what can be
consigned. The FFA will not accept non-working appliances, pets,
livestock, overhead gas tanks, tires or hazardous materials.
And finally, if you have consigned an item, the FFA would like to
start receiving those items on Friday.
If you are interested in consigning or donating an auction item,
contact Nic Coers at 217-376-3157, fax 217-376-3264 or email
Rademaker at 217-376-3153; or Betsy Pech at 217-642-5244,
217-737-7715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Based on information received
from Betsy Pech, Hartsburg-Emden FFA]