MacDonald Motors and Ford hold fundraiser for Kennett High

7-11-17 MacDonald Motors supports Kennett HighKennett High Principal Neal Moylan and Mary MacDonald, general manager of MacDonald Motors of Conway stand in front of the company's special pickup truck. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — MacDonald Motors and the Ford Motor Company's Drive 4UR School Program and Kennett High School recently partnered to raise $1,600 for the Kennett High School Project Graduation and Project Prom events.

For every person who test drove a Ford vehicle around the parking lot on the school's campus, Ford Motor Co. donated $20 to the Kennett High events.

"It was a wonderful event," Neal Moylan, principal of Kennett High School, said. "I can't thank Mary MacDonald and the MacDonald Motors staff enough for their continued support of our school."

Moylan said Friday plans are now being made for a second Ford Motor Company Drive 4UR School fundraiser in September.

For each person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at the one-day event, the carmaker will donate $20 — up to $6,000 — to the high school, to be divided between Project Graduation and the prom.

The Drive 4UR School program started in 2007, but it's the first time it's taking place at KHS.

The Ford website says, "Thousands of events and $35 million in donations later, participants are still test-driving for a cause that they — and Ford — are equally passionate about."

Project Graduation is a volunteer-organized and supported event that provides a safe and sober graduation-night experience for the graduates.

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