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H-BC FFA's annual corn drive raises $11,400

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Mavis Fodness

The Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA Chapter spent Friday, Oct. 8, accepting and collecting grain for the group’s annual corn drive.
The students raised $11,400.
Prior to the drive, the members designated that funds would go to H-BC graduate Preston Wilhelmi of Steen to defray medical expenses.
Chapter members were assigned to complete different tasks.
Adviser Cloey Anderson said sophomore FFA’ers worked with Security Savings Bank employees to grill and serve hamburgers donated by the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association.
Freshmen helped empty grain into the pits at New Vision Co-op near Hills.
“The students who were dumping grain also got a little tour and learned more about how the grain elevator works and what they do with all the grain,” Anderson said.
Junior and senior FFA’ers visited designated areas within the school district collecting monetary donations or donations of grain to bring to the elevator.
“These students handed out sack lunches to farmers, grain cart drivers and anyone else helping out,” Anderson said.
Students assembled the lunches from donations from Security Savings Bank, Hills, and Sunshine Foods, Brandon, South Dakota.