Sunday, April 3, 2011
Idaho FFA Foundation is raffling off a vintage tractor
I would love to win this tractor. Don't know where I'd put it....
The tractor recently visited the Kuna FFA program at Kuna High to help raise awareness of the raffle.
The Idaho FFA Foundation is conducting its first ever statewide Tractor Raffle to benefit Idaho FFA members. Tickets are now being sold for $10 each for a chance at winning a beautifully restored classic 1940 International Farmall H Tractor. The tractor stopped at Kuna High School and Melba High School on March 23 to help local FFA members promote raffle ticket sales. Tickets will be sold up until the drawing April 8 during the Idaho State FFA Leadership Conference in Twin Falls.
Canyon County farmer and Farm Bureau member Sid Freeman came up with the idea for the raffle to raise funds for the Idaho FFA Foundation and for scholarships for Idaho FFA students for post-secondary education. He and his wife Pam donated the tractor to begin the project and then he procured all of the donations for the restoration of the tractor, including new tires and a sprayer tank.
“It has been a dream of mine to do a project like this to help Idaho FFA members,” said Freeman, a former FFA member. “FFA has made such a difference in the lives of so many students and helped them go on to be strong leaders in our communities. I want to do my part to advance this outstanding organization and to help provide financial support to important FFA programs.”
“We have a goal of raising $50,000 with the raffle this year,” Freeman added. “Most of the funds raised will go toward scholarships and programs through the Idaho FFA Foundation that benefit students statewide, but the local FFA chapter designated on the winning ticket will also receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.”
“The success of this raffle will be determined by how many tickets the kids are able to get sold. Our hopes are that the citizens of Idaho can see how beneficial the FFA programs are for the communities of our state. And that they will see this effort as an opportunity for them to enhance their own communities.”
Tickets may be purchased from any local Idaho FFA chapter or from the Idaho FFA Foundation by calling 208-861-2467 or emailing your ticket request to firstname.lastname@example.org until April 5.