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Montgomery Ford, Sobeys
raise money for minor hockey, food bank

By Liz Dadson

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The most popular drive-test vehicle was the 2014 Ford F-250 SuperDuty pick-up truck at the Montgomery Ford Drive 4 UR Community event held Saturday (Sept. 14) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine



Gord Kemp (L), service manager at Montgomery Ford in Kincardine, hands the keys to Ashley Boyd, 16, of Ripley, to take a Ford Explorer for a test drive at the Drive 4 UR Community event



Sierra (L), 6, Cole, 5, and Olivia Griffin, 7, of Kincardine sit in their booster seats, awaiting their chance to ride in a 2014 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, with their parents



Moments later, the Griffin family heads off on that test drive, with dad at the wheel



Chris Schreiber (L), sales representative with Kraft Canada Inc., presents a cheque for $5,000 to Rob Bishop of Kincardine Minor Hockey, and Chris Napier of Sobeys Kincardine



Ford vehicles are lined up in front of the Davidson Centre Saturday (Sept. 14) for the Drive 4 UR Community event

Montgomery Ford and Sobeys Kincardine have scored the perfect match, raising money for Kincardine Minor Hockey and the Kincardine Food Bank at the Drive 4 UR Community event held Saturday (Sept. 14), at the Davidson Centre.

Close to 175 test drives were taken that day which, at $20 per ride, translates into about $3,500 donated by Ford Canada to minor hockey.

Montgomery's had 10 vehicles on hand - some 2013 and some 2014 models - for people to test drive. Among the most popular, were the 2014 F-250 SuperDuty pick-up truck, and the 2014 Ford Focus Hybrid.

Meanwhile, Sobeys held a free barbecue (with donations accepted) and raised $500 in cash and non-perishable items for the food bank. 

Chris Schreiber of Kraft Canada Inc., was on hand to present a cheque for $5,000 to Chris Napier, owner of Sobeys in Kincardine, and Rob Bishop of Kincardine Minor Hockey.

The money came from a Sobeys contest, "Hockey Goes On," sponsored by Kraft and held in February after the National Hockey League (NHL) returned to active play.

Sobeys Kincardine built a store display for that contest and was deemed a winner, receiving the $5,000 donation. Part of that was used for product for the barbecue, with the remainder going toward ice-time for minor hockey.

Chris Napier of Sobeys Kincardine is in charge of the barbecue at the Montgomery Ford Drive 4 UR Community event

Michelle McKitterick of Kincardine takes the Ford F-250 SuperDuty pick-up truck for a ride

Ian Montgomery (L) of Montgomery Ford, showcases the roomy trunk of the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid



Owen Fohkens, 14, of Kincardine chows down on a hot dog, courtesy of the Sobeys Kincardine barbecue at the Montgomery Ford Drive 4 UR Community event Saturday (Sept. 14) at the Davidson Centre; Owen is hoping to play for the Midget team in Kincardine Minor Hockey this year



Jen Beisel of Kincardine is in the driver's seat of a Ford Flex, with her son, Mack, 10, at the test drive event




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