Courtesy of San Benito High School:
On Saturday, March 30 at Bolado Park, Hollister FFA held its annual Ag Mechanics Dinner and live auction. This event started with San Benito High School Ag Mechanics students constructing a project of their choice.
Supervised by CTE teacher Joseph Martin, student projects ranged from intricate wall art to flatbed trailers. The students put lots of time, effort, and thought into the quality of their projects. When it was time for the auction, each student received 90 percent of the profit from the sale and 10 percent went back the the Ag Mechanics program for supplies.
The silent auction portion of the event was put on by the Ag Leadership class and the Hollister FFA Ag Boosters. Students and parents reached out to local businesses seeking donations for the silent auction, with all profits going to the FFA program.
Hollister FFA thanked its volunteers and supporters from throughout the community.
“This event would not have been a success if it wasn’t for all of our helpers,” the organization said in a statement. “Hollister FFA made a grand total $68,000, which will benefit our events and end of the year awards banquet in May.”