Kuna FFA students said they raised over $45,000 during their annual community auction Monday, Sept. 24. This is $10,000 over their goal of $35,000.
The online portion of the auction is still going on; bidding closes Thursday, Sept. 27.
This year marked the 19th annual community auction held at Kuna High School. Traditionally, the event features dinner, a silent auction and an opportunity to view items available for bid during the live auction. The live auction begins mid evening. Items for bid include community donated bales of hay, cut beef, new grills, equipment, handmade quilts, barbecue sauce and more.
Money raised through the event goes toward student scholarships, like for college, and funding educational opportunities for the students, such as going to Washington D.C. for a leadership conference.
Students got to meet U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, at the nation’s capitol and discuss problems facing agriculture. They also engaged in service projects, like packaging meals for Washington D.C. residents, and took time to develop service plans the students could do back in Kuna.
Emberly Stroebel, who helped organize the auction event, got to go to the Washington D.C. conference this year and, thanks to the community’s donations, Taylor Dixon will get to go next year. Both students thanked community members for their donations at the auction.