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May 23, 2010

Scotland or Bust FFA Fundraiser

Last night the Scotland or Bust fundraiser for the Petaluma FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation State Championship Team was held.  This is the team that Dominic coaches and who came in 2nd place, overall on the National level.  They have been invited to compete at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland in June of this year.

This is a remarkable accomplishment for this team of four, Kelli Carstensen, Mandy Brazil, Sam Cheda and Rocco Cunningham.  An accomplishment that the entire local Ag community is so very proud of.  And this was shown last night by the 300+ attendees to this fundraiser.

You can read more of the story on how the team accomplished their goal HERE.

The evening included a pasta feed which was served continuously through the event.  This allowed for guests to filter in anytime from 4:30 - 9:00p.m.

Here's Rocco working hard at the serving table and along side him is Kelli and Mandy.


Delicious pasta and salad was served throughout the evening.

Kelli serving the rolls.



There were many silent auction items to choose from.

Hand painted saw.




An entire table displayed the four team member's accomplishments throughout their FFA career thus far.


Time to visit the ice cream sunday bar.  I had to throw these in :)



Speaking of bar, here's another type of bar for grownups.  And along side this bar, you were able to purchase...........


raffle tickets (cards) for a chance to win either a 12 gauge shotgun and/or a 270 rifle.  The rifle and shotgun were donated by Legacy Sports out of Reno, NV who happen to be hunting buddies to Dominic and my father in law.  The rifle was donated completely and the shotgun was donated at cost.  Playing cards were sold for $20 each and a deck of cards was sold for each gun.  Not bad odds!

Logan, drawing a card.

And, the winner of the shotgun is........little Sammy with her Daddy, Frank!!

I'm happy to report the fundraiser was VERY successful!  It has allowed for each of the four team members and a FFA Advisor to travel to Scotland and back!   This couldn't have been accomplished without  GREAT community support.  I'm proud to be part of a community that is always there, giving their undying support to all programs related to agriculture.  This is what it takes to keep agriculture education going strong and ongoing in our community.

Happy Sunday!
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