By: Pickens County FFA Reporter
The Pickens County FFA Alumni Chapter will be hosting their First Annual Equipment Auction on Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 a.m. The location of the event will be the Old Lawson Chevrolet Lot just north of Quick Trip off of 515.
The Alumni Members have been working on the development of the idea over the past year. The purpose of the auction is to generate funds to help support the 100’s of FFA members in the three Chapters in the County. 100% of the proceeds generated by the auction will go towards this effort. Any type of equipment is acceptable including tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, golf carts, trailers, landscaping equipment, chainsaws, and even automobiles. “If it runs, then it is acceptable for the auction!”
Here is where you come in! The Alumni needs consignments for the auction. Check around behind the barn or look in the basement or garage and see what has been sitting around collecting dust that you would like to get out of the way. Your items can be consigned and auctioned with the proceeds, excluding seller’s fees, going directly to the consigner. You can also choose to donate your equipment directly to the FFA Alumni, in which case, all of the sales proceeds go to the Alumni. The second way that you can help is to attend the auction and see how many items you need to purchase to carry back home with you. Either way, the goal is to have a great auction that will help support the FFA members. Auctions of this type have been held in other North Georgia Communities for years and have become very successful. The FFA members in Pickens County hope this one can turn out the same way.
The FFA Alumni will begin accepting consignment item delivery at the auction site on Saturday, March 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alumni representatives will be on hand to unload and inventory sale items. They hope many people will take advantage of this date since it is on Saturday. Other drop-off times will be available the following week leading up to the Auction date.