18 months ago, the Greenwich FFA chapter received a generous donation of a 1945 Farmall H tractor from the family of Terry Waite. Terry was a Greenwich FFA Alumni, former FFA chapter president, and a man well known for serving the local agriculture industry during his lifelong career at Capital Tractor. Terry was an avid supporter of the Greenwich FFA chapter, and among other things, volunteered to prepare his famous pig roast at the chapter’s annual banquet for many years. Over the last 18 months students have worked tirelessly to honor Terry's memory as they have labored to restore the tractor. Terry would be proud to see the agricultural mechanics experience students gained during the project. Restoration of the tractor was completed on June 5th, 2021, Terry’s birthday.
The tractor will be raffled off on September 25, 2021. The drawing will take place at the Greenwich Legion Post who will be hosting a chicken barbeque to support the Terry Waite Memorial Scholarship at GCS. Tickets are $20 and only 500 tickets will be sold, so buy yours today! Tickets are available at Capital Tractor, Salem Farm Supply, or by emailing email@example.com All proceeds will support FFA activities at Greenwich Central School.
This project could not have been completed without the expert advice and assistance of Salem Farm Supply, Capital Tractor, Doug Germain, John Mattison, Eric Pearson, Bob Wilcox, Bill Briggs, Tyler Larmon, and Jordan Booth.