Car test drives benefit students at ELCS

ELIZABETHTOWN-Ladies and gentlemen were able to start their engines and help out the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District.

The school district and Egglefield Brothers Ford hosted a Drive One 4UR School event at the school and Egglefields' Elizabethtown site Thursday, May 12.

"We were just around 300 participants in the event," Dennis "Denny" Egglefield said. "It was exactly around what we were hoping for, because the magic number is right around 270 to get the maximum donation."

Egglefield said that the Ford Motor Company would give a donation to the school for each car that was driven, and would add an additional $10 if test drivers also tried out a Focus. The most that could be raised was up to $6,000.

"It was pretty steady throughout the day," Gail Else, ELCS superintendent, said. "It's great to see the community come out and support the school."

Test drivers took a "spin" around the school area and were also able to support the ELCS fifth-grade class, who was holding a bake sale to support their upcoming trip to Boston.

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