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Vale FFA chapter holds successful fundraiser selling sweet corn

Vale FFA chapter member Trevor Bates, right, helps a customer bag up a dozen ears of sweet corn on Thursday, July 22. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)

The FFA Vale chapter held a two-day fundraiser outside of Perk Beverage Company in Vale last week, selling sweet corn chapter members planted earlier this year.

Anna-Marie Chamberlain, the agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser at Vale High School, said this was “great fundraiser for their program and for the kids involved.”

The fundraiser on Tuesday, July 20, and Thursday, July 22, sold over 250 dozen ears of corn and brought in over $1,100, according to Chamberlain. Half of the earnings will be used to cover travel expenses for upcoming FFA competitions. The other half will be paid as wages to FFA members who picked and sold the . . .