Fri, Apr 21st - The Community Foundation's 2017 Grants Program is now online
Alex Madonna Memorial Award
Cole Henry was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Alex Madonna Memorial Award and $2,000. He was recognized for his outstanding work in restoring a 1947 Massey Harris Pony tractor. Cole was described by his agriculture teacher as a very respectful and hard-working young man having done everything asked of him for the past four years. His employer states he is a very positive thinking young man always willing to help.
Cole is a recent graduate of Templeton High School and currently he is working as an intern at Cal Coast Machinery. He plans to attend the John Deere Tech Program in Walla Walla, WA this fall.
The JB Dewar Tractor Restoration Project is a testament, to those who participate, of Alex Madonna’s tenets - in project coordination, record keeping, expense management, time management, and teamwork. During the past nine years JB Dewar Inc and the Madonna family have worked together to Alex Madonna’s legacy alive by keeping his diverse endeavors in mind - farming, ranching and land development, this commemoratory award’s intent is to inspire young people to make dreams, reach for their goals, and earn the satisfaction gained from perseverance and accomplishment.