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Drive 4R School turnout overwhelming

Published 9:36am Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Updated 11:39am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thanks to the overwhelming turnout for the Drive 4R School, the Ashby Education Foundation will receive over $4,000.

This generous program promoted by Nelson Auto Center of Fergus Falls and the Ford Motor Company allows a school to organize an event for folks to test drive new Fords. Nelson Auto donated the time of 15 company representatives  and 15 new Fords to come to Ashby. It was a fun event because Scott Tietz, General Sales Manager, of the dealership owned by Brent and Laurel Nelson of Fergus Falls and his staff brought vehicles of all sizes from their big trucks to the small economy minded cars. After a test drive of the vehicle of their choice drivers were asked to fill out a brief survey and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 per driver to the Ashby Education Foundation.  Tietz said he was pleased with the participation, they have been doing this for six years and Ashby had more people test drive than any other event and most of the other communities are much larger than Ashby.

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