Charity gears up for splash park

Ponoka Ford, the Ponoka Kinette Club and the community raised $2,440 for the Kinette Club at a recent test drive event, as part of ...

Ponoka Ford, the Ponoka Kinette Club and the community raised $2,440 for the Kinette Club at a recent test drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited’s Drive One 4 UR Community program.

For each of the 122 Ponoka-area residents who test-drove a Ford vehicle at the Hamilton’s IGA May 26, Ponoka Ford and Ford of Canada donated $20, with funds going toward the creation of a Ponoka community splash park and other Kinette Club projects.

“I believe the Ponoka Kinette Club was thrilled to have raised nearly $2,500 towards the creation of a new splash park,” said Al Raugust, general manager at Ponoka Ford. “The Kinette Club has done wonderful work in this community and we are happy to help the club reach its goals.”

“On behalf of the Kinette Club, I would like to thank Ponoka Ford for giving us the opportunity to host this fundraiser,” said Kinette Darlene Maas. “I would also like to thank the dealership for lending us its portable kitchen for our barbecue. All our food was donated and we made over $600 in donations from our hotdogs and drinks.”

This event was the third Drive One 4 UR Community event Ponoka Ford has hosted. Since 2010, Ponoka Ford has helped schools and organizations raise nearly$10,000 over the course of three events.

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