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Saturday’s Vale FFA auction builds on rich tradition

Baked goods are a hot item at the annual Vale FFA Auction, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12. (The Enterprise/file)

VALE – The place to be Saturday morning is the Vale school bus barn, and bring your checkbook.

It’s time, of course, for the big auction to boost the scholarship fund for Vale FFA.

The group behind the foundation has raised thousands and thousands over the years through this auction. Money goes to push along the education of local students.

But this is so much more than a charity event.

This is a social gathering. Folks pull in from all over the region, many spending more time yakking with each other than bidding. The “Hi! How are you?” refrains come as fast as “Sold!”

This is a chance to meet some . . .