Hillsboro Pedal Tractor Raffle
Last winter, at the annual Highland County Chamber of Commerce “Ag is Everyone’s Business” event, the late Charlie Stevens, of Steven’s Hardware in Greenfield, donated one of the auctioned pedal tractors to the Hillsboro FFA. The chapter decided to raffle the tractor off to raise money for their Adopt-A-Family program. The Adopt-a-Family program takes place in December each year. The 2019 Adopt-a-Family donations will be given to families in memory of Charlie Stevens.
Every year, the Hillsboro FFA chapter finds families in need during the Christmas season. The chapter then buys presents for the family. The Christmas event allows the chapter to reach many families in our community and spread Christmas cheer. Last year, the chapter was able to donate winter hats and gloves to roughly 170 students in the school district, as well as coats, gifts, and food for additional families. The officer team hopes to be able to raise enough money through the pedal tractor raffle that they will be able to provide a similar amount of Adopt-a-Family gifts, gloves and hats again this holiday season. Member Abi Lykins said, “I enjoy being a part of our Adopt-a-Family program and I love being able to help others in need.” To help fund this program the Hillsboro FFA is selling tickets for five dollars per ticket or five tickets for twenty dollars. The tractor will be raffled off at the Hillsboro FFA Greenhand Night banquet on November 20th. For more information about the raffle, or to purchase tickets for the pedal tractor, contact the Hillsboro FFA chapter at 937-393-3485. By supporting raffle you can help support families in need.
Pictured: Hillsboro FFA Officer Team (L to R: Joseph Helterbrand, Jordan Williamson, Lexey Hetzel, Lana Grover, Heather Burba, Kirstin Harp, Loraleigh Mayhan, and Larkyn Parry) with Charlie Stevens.
Written by: Alora Brown