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Test-drive a brand new car and raise money for Wilson County

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There's nothing like the feeling behind the wheel of a spanking new, state-of-the-art car. On Saturday those over the age 18 are invited to test-drive whatever their pleasure at Two Rivers Ford in Mt. Juliet, and for each test-drive Two Rivers Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Kiwanis Clubs of Mt. Juliet and Lebanon. Their goal is at least $6,000 for the clubs' community support activities.

Two Rivers Ford spokesperson Lee Ann Williams-Maley said the exciting test-drive fund raising event is part of a new Ford Motor Company Drive 4 UR Community initiative.

"It's designed to help raise much-needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations," Williams-Maley said.

This program is similar to Ford's highly successful Drive 4 UR School initiative.

It has raised more than $20 million for local schools since it began in 2007.

"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," Two Rivers Ford General Manager Tommy Crockett said. "We're excited to raise money to help children in our community become tomorrow's leaders and role models."

Drive 4 UR Community will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an electric vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle," Crockett said.

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

Participants must have a valid driver's license and there is a limit of one test-drive per household. William-Malay said the test drives will last about 10 minutes.

Two Rivers Ford is located at 76 Belinda Parkway.

Writer Laurie Everett may be contacted at laurieeverett1@gmail.com.

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