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Ford Drive 4 UR Community to benefit Diagonal Lions Club

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 11:27 a.m. CDT

DIAGONAL — Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is similar in concept to Ford’s Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $20 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.

Creston Automotive is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Diagonal community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for the Lions Club. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at the South Gym May 17, Creston Automotive and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Lions Club. The funds will go toward the Main Street sidewalk project, United Church of Diagonal Building Committee and Diagonal Community Schools.

“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Les Elliott, business manager at Creston Automotive. “We’re excited to raise money for the Lions Club to give to the community.”

The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up.

“Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an F150 or Super Duty, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” Elliott said.

Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

To participate in this event, visit the South Gym between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 17.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.

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