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Annual FFA toy show returning Sunday

Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 5:00 a.m. CDT

The Seneca FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) will host their 25th annual toy show, auction and antique tractor show.  The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

The auction begins at 2 p.m. and will be conducted by Jim Hintze Auctioneering.

Public consignments are welcome the day of the show for the auction. 

Admission is $2 per person. Any children 10 and under are admitted free.

There will be a raffle drawing every hour for a door prize; you must be present to win.

There will be a pedal tractor pull available for children, beginning at noon; prizes will be given to the winners.

The Seneca FFA will be serving pork chops, hot dogs, and other foods all day.

The toy show began in 1988 by Charlie Adkins and Ken Pfeifer in conjunction with the Mazon Lions Club. They asked the Mazon FFA if they would help the Lions Club host the event. 

When Mazon and Seneca schools merged in 1990, the toy show moved to Seneca High School. The first toy show only had 16 tables. Over the years, it has grown and now has 120 tables. 

Seven years ago, the FFA added the antique tractor show to the activities offered at the toy show.  Anybody can bring their antique tractor to the toy show; for more information contact Kent Weber.   

“It is very interesting to see the way that tractors have evolved over the years,” said chairman David Frye, who drives his families antique tractor to the event each year.

“The Toy Show is a great way to get the entire community together. Young and old get to share their excitement over toys,” Weber said. “I know my students enjoy seeing the variety of items offered at the toy show, as well as my young children.

The Seneca FFA is a student organization consisting of 150 students. The FFA teaches its members about agriculture, both in the classroom and on their 117 acre farm.

For more information call (815) 357-5024 or email Kent Weber at kweber@senecahs.org.

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