The Star-Herald

Future Business Leaders host annual harvest supper and auction

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Regional Career Technical Center  chapter of Future Business Leaders of America held their annual harvest supper and auction on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club. 

The club thanked Kathy Peary and Mary Trainer for catering a Thanksgiving-style meal for the event. 

Alec Staples shows off the reindeer and mitten tree he fabricated from old digger lags.
(Courtesy of Kim Hemphill)

FBLA members met at the clubhouse on the Sunday prior to set up tables and chairs, and decorate with fall decor. On Wednesday, the students who could be in attendance all worked together organizing the auction items prior to the meal and helping with whatever they could do to make the evening go smoothly. 

Tom Drew was the auctioneer for the evening, helping the students raise money for the annual FBLA state convention, which will be held in Portland in March. 

Alana Legassie and Meg Casavant sit on the bench that Alana’s dad, Herman Lagassie, built for the FBLA auction.
(Courtesy of Kim Hemphill)

FBLA members who were present for the evening were Macie Bartley, Colby Bonville, Harleigh Brewer, Rossalyn Buck, Catherine Butterfield, Meg Casavant, Ethan Cassidy, Kacie Chapman, Meghann Collins, Janelle Doak, Clay Gregg, Kassidi Hanson, Madison Hedrich, Taylor Hedrich, Gavin Hemphill, Libby Kinney, Alana Legassie, Libby Moreau, Austin Plourde, Rebecca Rider, Riley Roderick, Alec Staples, Alison Sweetser, Anna Trombley and Abbey Violette. Absent was Matthew Hedrich. 

A number of local businesses and individuals donated items for the auction. 

The mission of FBLA is to bring success and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development responsibilities and programs. 

Local business leaders attended the Presque Isle Future Business Leaders of America fundraiser and had their picture taken with the officers. From left are, seated, Greg Hallett of Farm Family Insurance, Janet Doak of Katahdin Trust, Heather Cassidy of Walgreens Pharmacy, Jennifer Hedrich of Maine Laundry Centers, Ray Plourde of Commercial Repair and Body, and Gregory Hemphill of Hemphill Farms Inc. Officers standing are, from left: Madison Hedrich, co-parliamentarian; Alison Sweetser, reporter; Libby Kinney, co-parliamentarian; Taylor Hedrich, treasurer; Kacie Chapman, vice-president; and Meghann Collins, president. Back row, Alec Staples and Gavin Hemphill, co-historians. Absent: Libby Moreau, secretary.
(Courtesy of Kim Hemphill)

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