Opelika High School FFA pitches in for pups

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The Opelika High School FFA collected over $6,200 in cash, food and supplies for Rescue K9-1-1, a no-kill animal shelter owned by Loraine and Larry Weaver of Camp Hill.

Over the last seven years, students at OHS have donated over $56,000 through the “Pitch in for Pups” campaign. Each year, the FFA students raise money through their annual plant sales, citrus sales, face painting, coin drop competition and other fundraisers. The FFA and SGA co-sponsor “Pound the Tigers” during Beat Auburn Week and monetary amounts are assigned to food and supplies that are brought in by students who compete among extra-curricular groups as well as classes. The Key Club won the 2011 Club Competition and received $250 which they donated back to Pitch in for Pups. The senior class won the class competition, the coin drop competition, and the Pound the Tigers competition.

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