Local FFA members help out at annual Houston Mull Scholarship Dinner

Thursday, February 20, 2014
FFA members help serve dinner at the 9th Houston E. Mull Scholarship Dinner. (Contributed photo)

The Houston Mull Scholarship Dinner is something the Marshall FFA Chapter has helped with for nine years. It is a dinner for the community to raise money to give scholarships to FFA members all over the county every year. The scholarships range from $500-$1,000.

This dinner is in memory of a former chapter member that was killed in a car accident in 2004. His name was Huston E. Mull, and he was a very active and dedicated member. The 9th Annual Scholarship Dinner was held on Oct. 26. The dinner made about $17,000, with a total profit of around $13,000.

The Marshall FFA plays an important role in planning and executing the day's events. The chapter sent out the invitations, ordered the food for the meal, and arrived at the fairground at 8 a.m. Saturday. Throughout the day members helped set up the tables, cook food, get the auction items ready, and then helped serve the dinner.

This year at the dinner the meal consisted of ribeye steaks cooked by the MO Cattlemen's Association, baked potatoes, cole slaw, and cookies. Members worked in several shifts with help from the Slater, Sweet Springs, and Santa Fe chapters.