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'Drive for Kids' raises $1,120

Friday, October 22, 2010

York Chrysler representative Greg Simpson presents a check for $1,120 to Deer Meadow Primary School students as part of Chrysler's "Drive for the Kids" program. Pictured at the presentation are, front from left, Morgan Rumley, Maieasha Rashid, Ethan Branco, Allison Scott, Rudy Hagen, Anthony Bailey, Selene Seaman; back, Caleb Martin, Isaiah Brannan, Lauren Hopper, Preston Hassler, Benton Parmley, Principal Gwen Morris, Dannis Zheng, Darian Strong and Simpson. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- Deer Meadow Primary School made $1,120 in a simple way recently -- They asked parents to drive around the parking lot.

At the school's literacy night on Oct. 7, representatives from York Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Crawfordsville were on hand with Chrysler minivans for parents and teachers to test-drive around the parking lot. As part of Chrysler's "Drive for the Kids" program, each test drive earned $10 for the school.

"A lot of people got in and said, 'I'm not here to buy anything,' and I said, 'I'm not here to sell you anything. I'm here to help raise money for your school,'" said Greg Simpson of York.

Principal Gwen Morris said this is the third time in six years Deer Meadow has taken part in the program. Previously, York still had a Chrysler dealership in Greencastle. However, they didn't mind sending their representatives south.

"We appreciated them coming down here," Morris said.

The $1,120 is the most raised in the program by a school of Deer Meadow's size. The PTO also raised some matching funds.

The money was used purchase mulch for Deer Meadow's playground.

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