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Fundraising has never been sweeter than the Chiefland High School student government's 22nd annual cake and pie auction held Nov. 21. The event raised $2,515 to benefit the school and SGA.
Student Government Sponsor Valerie Perez said the "outcome was wonderful! We exceeded our goal. SGA is so appreciative of our great community and the willingness of businesses to support our school and organization."
Community members donated almost 30 homemade goodies for auction and local businesses and community members bid on the items that ranged anywhere from unique recipes like pumpkin bars and a candy bar cake to your good old fashioned pumpkin and apple pies. The highest bid auction item was a sour cream pound cake purchased by Beef O'Brady's for $150, with no one item going for less than $25.
Some businesses, such as Shep's welding, bought multiple auction items. The auctioneer, Cracker Johnson, joked that we just might have to break something in the morning to have a reason to show up over there.
There are nine categories that SGA tries to focus on throughout the year. When they attend the state convention, they will receive a medal based on their participation in those categories which include: citizenship development, community service, environmental concerns, faculty/staff relations, fundraising, health and safety, membership motivation, school service and school spirit. The money raised will help them to focus on those concerns.