By Alyssa Heldman

On Tuesday, December 1, Hardin Northern was closed due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. This did not stop two semi-trucks from delivering over 354 cases of apples and citrus fruits for the Hardin Northern FFA’s annual fruit sale fundraiser. On top of that total, the FFA also sold 650 dozen Texas Roadhouse rolls.

The chapter’s goal was for each member to individually sell $150 worth of fruit and a family of members to sell $200 worth of fruit. The top salesman was Preston Wykes and Emmah Boose. Preston Wykes stated, “Selling fruit this year isn’t what I expected, I thought that people would be less willing to buy fruit due to the circumstances, but I sold so much more than I did last year. It was honestly surprising”

Making and selling more buckets was the chapter’s highlight for the 2020 Fruit Sale.  There were three different buckets you could purchase.  There was a small bucket, a large bucket, and a Polar Bear bucket.  All of these buckets were different combinations of smaller items from the fruit sale.

Without every FFA member and volunteers pitching in, it would not have been possible to get everything completed for this fundraiser. The Hardin Northern FFA Chapter would like to give a special thanks to members Owen Wetherill, Brock Hipsher, Lance Good, Cole Morris, and Luke Wilson for their extra attention to the sale. The chapter would also like to thank parent volunteers including Lisa Wetherill, Doreen Flowers, and Cindy Crooks for their special assistance to the sale.

Finally, the Hardin Northern FFA would like to thank our donors, including Nutrien Ag Solutions, TSC of Kenton, and TSC of Findlay.