On Saturday, Oct. 26, over 1,200 parents, children and friends got in the Halloween mood with a “Trunk or Treat” hosted by Young Ford.
With cars lined up, trunks open and full of candy passed to eager children, the Young group made Halloween wishes a reality for little ghouls, goblins, pirates and princesses. While parents happily watched their smiling children, it wasn’t the sweets that made them excited about the event.
What made this fun event surpass expectation was the promise by Young Ford to donate $5 for each of their coloring pages turned in for the coloring contest. Over 350 pages lined the walls of the dealership filled with the art of local students who will benefit from the large donation made to the Morgan Education Foundation on their behalf. Over $1,750 was raised.
“Young group has just been fantastic since they came into the community,” Mark Farmer, member of the Morgan Education Foundation said. He and the foundation have been thrilled with the eagerness of Young Ford to help the children of our community. Young has continually approached the Morgan Education Foundation for ways they can help; for example the recent “test drive” promotion where they donated $20 for each test drive.
Farmer and other board members helped at the Trunk or Treat. Brenda Crossley, the foundation’s president, was at the event helping with the day’s activities. She had helped organize volunteers including members of the National Honor Society and the Service Club.
In addition to handing out candy, the high school students also took photos for the costume contest, set up bottles of pop for pumpkin bowling, and ran a bounce castle. The helpful teens smiled at the kids and laughed at each other, adding to the fun feeling of the afternoon.
Geoff Grant said “Thank you for supporting us in supporting the community.” He enjoyed seeing the kids dressed up and enjoying themselves. The dealership welcomed the community without plans of selling cars, rather the goal was to be a part of the community.
Morgan would like to thank the Young Ford Dealership for a great afternoon with friends and neighbors and the generous donation to the schools.