I am writing to provide a final report on the latest tractor fundraiser and the FFA Alumni Toy Auction.
The latest tractor fundraiser came to an end last Friday evening during the NY FFA Alumni Toy Auction in Syracuse NY. After sales of more than $8200, a ticket belonging to Ray Adamson of New Berlin was drawn. Our State FFA President Amanda Rhodes had the pleasure of calling Mr Adamson. To say he was thrilled is an understatement. The tractor was delivered on Saturday and Mr. Adamson shared with me his FFA Story. He is a retired dairy farmer and former Connecticut FFA member and state degree recipient.
Thank you to Asst Professor Charles Ax, and the staff and students at Morrisville State College who supported the project, both with time and money. Also thanks to Daryle Foster and Don Farrand who donated the tractor.
The FFA Alumni Toy Auction was also held on Friday evening at the NY Farm Show. This event was very well attended, and the bids were generous as the FFA Alumni raised over $3,000 after consignors fees and donations were calculated. The FFA Alumni supports many worthy causes, most notably the Blast Off training for newly elected officers of the State FFA Association and the FFA Camp at Oswegatchie.
Thank you goes out to the many FFA Chapters that contributed valuable items ranging from Maple Syrup to quilts, and other items in between. Also thanks to the many consignors, and the LeClar Brothers for donating their auctioneering skills to the FFA Alumni. Last but not least, a thank you to Scott Grigor, manager of the NY Farm Show and his team for allowing the FFA to have such a great part of the these three days in Syracuse NY.
If you have any questions about either of these events, please feel free to contact me at the number or email below.
With kind regards,
Todd M. Lighthall, Executive Director
NY FFA Foundation, Inc.
Engaging Youth in Agricultural & Career Success
9340 Long Pond Rd.
Croghan, NY 13327