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On Saturday, June 26 the Shelby County Farm Bureau hosted its 4th annual Scholarship Banquet at the American Legion Hall in Shelbina.
The successful event generated $6,000 for this year’s scholarship recipients: Lilly Cook, Millie Gough, Jena Hammond, Joshua Hunolt, Elizabeth Meyers and Cooper Stevenson.
The evening began with a silent auction and social hour, along with some “Sweet Pickin” and “Crop Dusting” games. Various sponsors, community supporters, and scholarship recipients along with family members enjoyed a meal of chicken cordon bleu and smoked pork chops prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
Following the meal, the scholarship recipients were recognized and the live auction began. Auctioneer Anthony Peoples entertainingly presented the items to the crowd. The top selling items were a pedal tractor and custom disk made by McEwen Brothers Seed & Sidedressing, an EGO multi-tool bale spear from Hannibal Tractor and a tractor cab camera from Beck’s Hybrids. After the live auction was completed, the silent auction, gun raffle and games were soon concluded.
The Shelby County Farm Bureau would not have been able to host such a successful evening without the support of top sponsors: McEwen Brothers, Hannibal Tractor, Crane’s Farmhouse, FCS Financial, Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners, Missouri Soybean, and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance. The community support was evident throughout the night with the many contributions benefitting the future of the local youth and the continuing of their education. The event has now raised $25,000 in its short four-year existence. Plans are already being made for next year’s event in March 2022.