Lungs for Larissa Benefit hosted by Norwayne FFA

On Nov. 18, 2017 the Norwayne FFA hosted its 8th Annual Fall Benefit. The chapter hosts this event every year to help out a local person in the community who is in need. This year the recipient was 2006 Norwayne graduate Larissa Widmer. Larissa has been living with Cystic Fibrosis since she was a young girl. When the FFA officer team approached Larissa they learned that she wants to beat the odds. Due to Larissa being on the transplant list for over a year for new lungs, the theme for the benefit was Lungs For Larissa. The FFA chapter had so many generous donations for the live and silent auctions with items such as cookies and
baking baskets. One item in particular consisted of a jar of pickled eggs, a Fall Benefit tradition, that went for $500. For the silent auction there were around 190 items and 45 items for the live auction. One of the items was an old tractor seat donated by FFA Sentinel, Cal Boss.

With numerous items and a meal prepared by FFA parents, the FFA chapter had its biggest benefit yet. FFA members raised over $37,000 for Larissa and her family! The chapter is always thrilled about completing their motto: Living to Serve.  Norwayne FFA would like to thank everyone who donated and participated in the event. They could have never accomplished it if it wasn’t for all of the help received!

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