Test drive and help the local school

Here's an easy recipe for raising money for a worthy school project.

And all it involves is getting behind the wheel and test-driving a brand new vehicle Lockwood Motors of Marshall announced recently that they are hosting a Drive for Education program during Boxelder Bug Days and will donate $10 to anyone test-driving one of its vehicles. Proceeds will go to Minneota Public Schools.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Bank of the West parking lot. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

“We think this is a great way to show Minneota that we want to give back to the community,” said Tom Skoczewski, who lives in Minneota with his family and has been a salesman with Lockwood Motors for the past 11 years.

“This is all 100 percent from Lockwood Motors. We bring the vehicles and we donate the money. There is no cost at all to the school. We expect a good turnout because it will be busy during Boxelder Bug Days.”

That money donated by Lockwood Motors will be used toward a recent expansion project for the football and baseball concession stands in Minneota.

“We just expanded the concession stand a little bit and added another window to try and make the process go smoother, and make it so people did not have to stand in long lines during games,” said Minneota Athletic Director Matt Myrvik.

“This way, we can get their items faster and improve their experience.”

The four vehicles that Lockwood Motors will bring to Minneota for test-driving is currently undecided.

“We don’t know which vehicles we will bring yet,” said Skorczewski. “But they will all be brand new. We will have a pre-set destination route to test drive the vehicles.”

The idea to bring the test-driving fundraiser to Minneota came about when Minneota Superintendent Dan Deitte contacted Skorczewski and inquired about Lockwood Motors’ interest in coming over during Boxelder Bug Days.

Lockwood Motors has been doing a similar fundraising event in Wabasso for several years and the turnout there has been positive. Boxelder Bug Days will be held Sept. 8-10 this year.

Mascot Writer Scott Thoma

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