Marlow FFA officers take their turn at serving dinner during the annual FFA Labor Auction and calf-fry meal, Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Kenny Baker gets MHS FFA member Noah Vanston into the auction mood during the annual labor auction, Dec. 1, 2022. Baker served as auctioneer, but is also president of the Ag Booster Club and a parent. His son, Korben Baker is an FFA officer. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Marlow High School FFA officer, Katy Diedrich, appears to be passing on having calf fries added to her plate at the annual Labor Auction and meal, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Marlow High School FFA officer, Kennedy Kizarr, waits for her dish to be filled before the auction begins, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Marlow High School FFA member, Ayden Williams, entertains with a few push-ups as he is auctioned at the annual FFA Labor Auction, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Auctioneer Kenny Baker shows some personal emotion as his son, Korben Baker, steps onto the auction stage, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, for the annual MHS FFA Labor Auction fundraiser. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
Curtis and Mary Hutton were one of the first in line for the annual calf fry meal prior to the Marlow FFA Labor Auction Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, held at the First Baptist Church Life Center in Marlow, OK. They were there to support the program. Photo by Toni Hopper/The Marlow Review
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.