By OHS Torch News Reporter Josh Kindred
On Friday, Feb 10, Olympia’s boy’s Basketball team played Mahomet- Seymour for the annual Pack the Place Night; the Olympia FFA Alumni Auction and pork chop dinner started at 5pm that night.
Every year on the Olympia boys basketball team's last home game, a Pack the Place night is hosted along with the FFA’s largest fundraiser, the Alumni Auction. The FFA runs a silent auction where all proceeds benefit the FFA. Every year they have over 200 donations from area businesses to auction off.
“ This year we hope to raise more money than previous years and top our donation record like we did the year before,” said Bryce Hoffman, Olympia FFA Advisor and ag teacher
The Olympia FFA also has a pork chop dinner before the game that started at 5 pm. They will be selling a pork chop dinner including chips, a drink, and cookies for only $6 or a famous FFA pork chop for only $4.
“ This is our largest event of the year and it requires lots of help but we have a very awesome community where help isn't hard to get,” said Mr. Hoffman
This event is very large. an Almost every member of the FFA helps out since it is connected to the boys basketball game. Many parents and community members come out to support the FFA.
This year’s auction and dinner didn't have many differences from the year before, but there had many great items to bid on.
“ I hope to have a record turnout and hopefully we can raise a lot of money for the FFA so come out and support us Friday, Feb 9 and cheer on the Spartans,” said Ashley Miller, Olympia FFA president.
Olympia FFA officers in their official dress as they prepare to help with the Alumni auction and pork chop dinner.