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Stuart Powell donates to help cadet training programs

Nick Birt, Commander of the Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol based out of Stuart Powell Field near Junction City, is pictured in the center with Patti Powell, president of Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda, and Robert Cunningham, the dealership’s community manager who coordinates the Ford and Lincoln test-drive fundraisers.

As a result of the June 16 Lincoln Driven to Give event at Stuart Powell, $3,190 was raised to help with cadet training programs at the local Civil Air Patrol base.

Since the inception of these programs at Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda, more than $132,000 has been raised for school and other local non-profit groups.

The next test-drive fundraisers at the dealership will be on Aug. 11 to benefit Boyle/Mercer Relay for Life through Ford’s Drive 4 UR Community program, and on Sept. 8 to benefit Boyle County High School’s Girls Golf through Lincoln’s Driven to Give program.

For every person 18 or older with a valid driver’s license who test-drives a qualifying new vehicle those days as part of the event, $20 will be donated to the day’s sponsored group.

Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda is located at 225 South Danville Bypass, Danville.