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SGA raises big money on tasty sweets

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By Sean Arnold

Chiefland Middle High School’s 26th Annual Cake and Pie Auction had to overcome a slight snag.

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Its hosts proved up to the challenge, however, as SGA co-vice president Maddilyn Johnson, in her first time in the role, handled auctioneering duties admirably for the first half of the event, before her father, the evening’s professional auctioneer, Chad “Cracker” Johnson, arrived from out of town to take over and hold court.

The ultimate goal of the night, Nov. 16, was a success too, as the SGA raised over $4,000 on 36 pies and cakes, just in time to add some holiday sweets to local Thanksgiving tables. The treats took in an average of more than $100 per pie or cake. The fundraiser is the largest of the year for the SGA.

“I’ve never done this before, and I don’t really like crowds, so bear with me,” Johnson said.

In her introduction, SGA president Maria Gomez noted that the funds will go toward projects like raising money to combat children’s cancer, collecting items for soldiers overseas, and the SGA’s participation in the state convention and district retreat.

“I don’t want to take up too much of your time, I just want to let you know how much we appreciate you being here,” Gomez said.