Legion Baseball/FFA Breakfast guests pack the house on Sunday

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[February 14, 2020]  LINCOLN - On Sunday morning the ballroom at the American Legion Post 263 in Lincoln was packed wall-to-wall with guests enjoying a huge buffet breakfast fundraiser for the Lincoln Community High School FFA Chapter and Legion Youth Baseball program.

Guests enjoyed the traditional fare at the breakfast and settled in to await the live auction that brings in a lot of cash for the FFA.

A fun, big money winner at the auction this year was the auctioning off the FFA students. Each student agreed to give four hours of their time to doing chores for the high bidder. The kids compiled a list of chores that they were able to do for the buyer and bidders based their choice of kid on those capabilities.

Ty Tucker served as the auctioneer again this year, and there were a large number of items in addition to the kids to be auctioned. Tucker made quick work of the chore and at the same time brought in a very healthy amount of money for the club.

The FFA utilizes the funds earned to support their other activities throughout the year.

Also on the docket for the February breakfast was a visit from Clark the Chicago Cubs mascot. However, for the second month in a row, the weather in the Chicago area forced the bear to stay home. Hopefully, Clark will schedule another attempt and the weather will cooperate.

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There were a number of the guests at the breakfast who were there to exclusively visit with Clark. Many wore their Cubbie shirts to show support for their favorite team.

Even though the weather Sunday was nasty at best, everyone at the Legion was warm, happy, and well filled with delicious food.

[Nila Smith]


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