Retired teacher Harriet Clark and her son Jack were among those who gathered for Friday's Snake River FFA Scholarship Auction.
Harriet planned to bid on gravel for her driveway and a sack of flour. One of her tablemates at the dinner which preceded the live auction had his eye on a food basket and on a jacket, hats, backpack and water bottle which were part of the silent auction.
"It's a good program," Harriet said of the FFA. "My grandkids have all been very active in the program, both the boys and the girls."
Jack Clark said, "I have four kids. They were all in FFA. They enjoyed it and got the most out of it."
Of participating in the auction Harriet said," they get a lot of support. They set out the bait (a free beef dinner provided by veterinarian Dr. Jason Moulton) and everybody comes."
The fundraising thermometer had $12,000 as the boiling point. There were over 100 items ranging from those loads of gravel Harriet hoped to buy to binoculars, wrenches, carpet cleaning a free spay or neuter of a dog or cat to animal supplies of all kinds. The silent auction included such things as wrenches, boxes of apples, honey and several different gift baskets.