FLORIDA FFA FOUNDATION TO HOST BEAST FEAST AND AUCTION
(Haines City, FL) The Florida FFA Foundation is serving up a variety of wild game and seafood at the sixth annual Beast Feast & Auction on Saturday, May 2, 2009 to benefit the Leadership Training Center (LTC). Along with feasting on venison, pork, gator, shrimp, fried grouper, turkey, conch salad, oyster stew, swamp cabbage, low country boil, peanuts, homemade ice cream, key lime pie and many other foods guests can enjoy raffles, silent and live auctions, exhibits and entertainment by Never Fade Bluegrass Gospel Band. Items to be auctioned at this time include vacation trips, airboat tours, fishing trips, hunting trips, framed prints, grills, gift baskets, livestock feed, fishing and hunting equipment, gift certificates to local stores and restaurants and a wide variety of other exciting items. As a special addition to this years event there will be $5,000 in cash drawings from the admission ticket stubs. The person holding the winning ticket must be present to win.
The Beast Feast will be held at the LTC at 5000 Firetower Road, off Highway 542 (Hatchineha Road) near Haines City from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The LTC hosts a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops for FFA and other organizations.
Many “friends” of FFA and Florida agriculture are stepping forward with efforts to help the organization that benefited them as students. The foundation provides the resources necessary to recognize the leaders which our organization is known for, while the FFA Association provides the paths for students to succeed. As an avid supporter of FFA, “we take great pride in being a part of the Leadership Training Center fundraiser” states Fred Williams, Southern Coast Manager, Land O’Lakes Purina LLC and president of the Florida FFA Foundation Board of Directors.
“As a business owner I see the skills these young people gain and the influence they will have on the job market.” said Dennis Der, owner of Southside Farm Supply of Plant City and Chairman of the 2009 Beast Feast and Auction Committee. “Many FFA members have gone on to become politicians, lawyers, researchers, teachers and the list goes on. The point is, without the LTC and the leadership training these kids receive, they may not achieve those positive influences that guided those who went before them.”
Anyone wishing to help Florida FFA can do so by becoming an event sponsor, donating items for the silent or live auction and by purchasing or selling tickets.
For tickets or more information about this event, contact Dennis Der at (813) 759-0132 extension 3 or Gary Bartley at (863) 439-7332 extension 6321 or visit their website at www.flaffafoundation.org and click on special events.