Blackwell Ag hosts annual Trophy Auction for FFA & 4-H.

by Charles Gerian

Blackwell’s 4H and FFA chapters held their annual trophy auction last week, an event which was catered by Los Potros and held in the Blackwell Event Center.

The night began with Joseph Tripp explaining how thankful he was to the Ag Boosters Club and the organization’s sponsors.

“We're thankful, of course, to our ag teacher, Cheyene Bergman,” he said. “We're also thankful to past ag teachers for the base that we have to grow off of and for our teachers and students to work from. We have one here tonight. Thank you, Chris DeMuth.”

DeMuth retired in 2015 after 32 years of teaching in Blackwell.

“We have a 4-H advisor that does an awful lot too,” Tripp said. “Stacie Grossardt … we're thankful for her. We'd also like to thank our board members: Scott Smith, Matt Oard, and Heather Jeffries. We'd also like to thank our buyers. What you do to support these kids is helping to mold them and prepare them for the projects they do as well as who they are in this community. It helps them see how they represent Blackwell and Kay County.”

Tripp also thanked Destiny Rosato, the City of Blackwell’s community development director; the City of Blackwell for the usage of the event center; and Los Potros for catering the food.

More than $20,000 were raised from evening’s auction. Sponsors included: RCB Bank, First National Bank, Quiddy's Cafe in Tonkawa, Stride Bank, P & K Equipment, Atwoods, State Farm, and CCG.

Local 4H and FFA shows will be held Feb. 16 at the county fairgrounds.