While families and athletes were out with high school sports already in action, gearheads were at Yelm High School this past Saturday for the Yelm Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association’s fundraiser car show.
More than 60 cars registered and were parked out in front of the school for the show, according to Yelm FFA Alumni Association secretary Kim Muir.
“We had a great day. We had great weather,” Muir said. “We had 65 cars and 12 car clubs represented, and over 30 (silent) auction items to go along with a raffle and door prizes for car show participants.”
All proceeds from the show go to support current Yelm FFA students with both scholarships and funding toward the students’ projects, she added.
“All of the kids’ activities, carnival games and face painting, that will all go directly to the students going to the national (FFA) convention in November,” Muir said.
Six students from the Yelm FFA chapter are headed to nationals this year, according to Muir. While the exact total of money raised from the show, raffle, silent auctions and more had yet to be tabulated, Muir stated the association had raised $1,300 from participant entry fees alone.
The car show is one of three fundraising events the association does each year. Aside from the car show, association members also sell fireworks during June and July and host a concession stand at McKenna Elementary School for Seattle-To-Portland bicycle race participants.
“Possibly, we’ll be selling fireworks again at New Year’s,” Muir said. “If so, we’ll be in the 507 Taproom parking lot.”
The Yelm FFA Alumni Association is a nonprofit group of former Yelm FFA chapter members who work to support the chapter. For more information, message the association on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068610892987.
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