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The Post & Mail September 19, 2006:

CCHS FFA Alumni hosts successful breakfast
By Jennifer Zartman Romano, Community Editor

Serving breakfast, from left, were Anna Waldeck, Beth McCoy, Loren Decker, Kala Wiegman and Cody Lamle.

A benefit breakfast for the Columbia City High School FFA Chapter hosted by the CCHS FFA Alumni Association Saturday morning went well...in fact, very, very well.

Over 250 people attended the breakfast, many of whom were still enjoying the all-you-could-eat meal long after the event's 10:30 a.m. end time.

"We completely sold out of 132 pounds of sausage and ran out of pancakes entirely at one point," said FFA Alumni Association steering committee member Annette Lamle. The alumni had to quickly purchase another 30 pounds of sausage and more pancake mix to keep up with the demand.

Several members of the CCHS FFA Chapter arrived early and volunteered to help at the event, serving meals, assisting with the silent auction, serving coffee and juice and a variety of other tasks alongside the FFA alumni members.

Greg Rupert, coach of the FFA's livestock judging team, was pleased with the event. A portion of the funds raised at the event will be donated to the CCHS FFA to assist Rupert's team with travel and other expenses related to attending the national livestock judging competition later this year. Other funds will be designated to help other activities of the CCHS FFA. Rupert spent much of the morning wiping down tables and helping with the event.

"I think the breakfast was so well attended and it was a lot of fun too," said CCHS FFA Alumni steering committee secretary Karen Stump.

"We were very fortunate to have so many people come out to help us support our local FFA chapter," Lamle added.

The CCHS FFA Alumni Assocation is scheduled to present a check to the chapter later this week.

The event was made possible with donations from Krider Meat Processing, 3-D Stock Farms, Creighton Bros. Farms, Whitley County 4-H, Crossroads Inn, Richards Restaurant, STAR Financial Bank, Hardee's Restaurant, Whitley County Pioneer Seed - Jason Holzinger and Wally Trabert Jr., Ag Plus, Carolyn Shaffer, Ryan Shearer and CCHS FFA Chapter members.

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