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Vale FFA reaches out to supporters as autumn auction is canceled

Bidders check out the goods at the 2018 Vale FFA auction. Concerns stemming from pandemic restrictions prompted cancellation of this year's auction, which raises money for scholarships. (Enterprise file photo)

VALE – One of Vale’s most anticipated autumn traditions is canceled because of the Covid virus but organizers of the FFA scholarship auction want the public to know they can still contribute.

“If people still want to contribute toward the foundation we’d sure appreciate it,” said John Nalivka, a member of the Vale FFA scholarship foundation. 

A nearly four-decade long tradition, the FFA scholarship auction is usually held in early October at the Vale School District Bus Barn. The auction typically features everything from a load of hay to homemade pies and cookies.

Nalivka said the foundation board wasn’t sure it could . . .