Marlow FFA Labor Auction proves entertaining and successful event

by Toni Hopper

Marlow High School’s FFA program raised $17,000 at its annual labor auction held Thursday night. Senior Korben Baker earned the chapter $1,050, though the emotional tears and heartfelt speech delivered by his father, Kenny Baker, may have impacted the bidding. Phil Fleetwood of Fleetwood Farms was the winning bidder. Mr. Baker served as auctioneer for the night and kept everyone entertained as he shared stories about each of the FFA members who were on the stage for their sale moment.

Fleetwood also dropped $600 on his grandson, Major Fleetwood, a freshman in the program. Other top earners were Aubree Harmon, $600; Clayton Robinson, $550; Jack Glover, $650; and the officer team, $1,000. Some of the members entertained the crowd with their athletic abilities – doing pushups while the auction rolled, generating a few more dollars for the program. The FFA Officer Team earned $1,000 and were last on the auction list.

Originally, the list included 55 students, but only 40 of those were able to attend the event. A complete story will be in The Marlow Review’s printed edition Dec. 8.