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Test Drive a Ford to Raise Money for Saline Area Schools Musicians

The second annual Drive One 4 Ur School test drive event, sponsored by Briarwood Ford and Ford Motor Company, takes place at Harvest Elementary Saturday.

Test drive a vehicle from Briarwood Ford during a special event at Saturday and the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Saline Area Schools music programs.

Saline Music Parents have partnered with and Ford Motor Company in hopes of raising $6,000 for during the second annual Drive One 4 Ur School test drive event.

was a rousing success, raising $8,000 for school music programs.

"It's fantastic. We used a lot of the money last year for our trip this year," said Nate Lampman, Director of Bands at Saline High School. "This year, we're hoping to use the money to enhance the classroom by bringing in guest musicians and to provide scholarships. This really does help us a lot."

Lampman said he hopes for the chance to test drive the sky blue Mustang that was parked in front of Briarwood Ford Thursday.

Steve Whitner, co-owner of Briarwood Ford, said he's lined up 14 vehicles to be driven and another for display.

"This is a great program and it's a lot of fun. Ford donates $20 for every test drive. There's no pressure. This isn't a sales pitch. So we're helping out the music programs and we get to put people behind the wheel of our vehicles," said Whitner, who studied music in college and met his wife when they were both in the marching band. "It went really well last year and we'd like to see the same results this year."

Here are the details:

•  Briarwood Ford will donate 14 cars for the test drives.
•  Ford Motor Company will donate $20 for each person who drives a car.
•  Each test-drive takes about 10 minutes on a predetermined route.
•  There will be absolutely no sales pitch.
•  Drivers must be licensed and at least 18 years of age.
•  Limited to one driver per household (per address).

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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