The Eustace Ag Booster Club held its 14th annual Chili Cook-off and Auction this past Saturday, February 26. This was an exciting charitable event. Representatives from each of the surrounding FFA chapters, local business leaders, school administrators and board members, as well as community members were in attendance for this event.
The evening began with an outstanding line up of chili for the honorable chili connoisseurs to taste, evaluate, and select winners. We would like to thank each of our judges for their time. This year’s judges consisted of RANDY TEAGUE – Teague Chevrolet of Mabank, SUSAN OBRIEN of Eustace, DIANE RUSS – EISD School Board President, JEFF BROWN – Cook Off Winner, EHS Teacher & Coach, LISA BYNUM – EHS Spanish Teacher, EDDIE MOSELEY – Moseley Insurance, Mabank, LANGE SVELAK – Editor, Athens Review, and DR. COY HOLCOMBE – EISD Superintendent. The esteemed winners of the Eustace Ag Booster Chili Cook-off are as follows: 1st place Joyce Byers, 2nd place Adam Davis, and 3rd place Joni Hunt. Thank you all for your entries.
Leading the live auction was Kenny Odom of Mabank, TX. We would like to thank Mr. Odom for providing this free of charge. With the sale consisting of some 150 items; from t-post drives, hay rings, utility trailers, an array of tools, pies and cakes, to fine jewelry, it was a good sale. Saturday was a good day to be in Eustace, TX. We would like to extend a very warm thank you the community who is so supportive of the Eustace FFA and the students who are actively involved in its contests and efforts. In addition to the live auction, raffle tickets were sold in order to raise funds for the Henderson County Livestock Show supporters, and a collection was held to benefit the family of Skylar Carpenter from Quitman FFA who recently lost her life in a car accident on her way to compete and exhibit her Ag Mechanics project at the San Antonio Livestock Show. The total funds generated to be used in the upcoming years Program of Activities through the live auction was $18,445.00 with an additional $1000.00 being generated to be given to the family of Skylar Carpenter of Quitman FFA.