HARRISBURG -- Jim Hayes Inc. and members of the local community raised more than $7,000 for the Harrisburg High School Marching Band at a recent test-drive event.
The event, part of Ford Motor Co.,'s "Drive 4 UR School" program, saw 351 Harrisburg-area residents test drive a Ford vehicle at the HHS Marching Band's annual rummage sale at the high school. Ford donated $20 per person for each individual who test-drove a Ford.
Hannah Drake, music director at HHS and band director, said she was thankful for the help from Jim Hayes Inc., which will help offset the band's expenses when it travels to Disney World in June.
"We are just so grateful that Jim Hayes Ford stepped up to help us," Drake said. "We especially want to thank Stacey Hayes Wasson and salesman Chris Street for letting us participate in this program."
Wasson said she was happy to help.
"I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Harrisburg High School's Marching Band and we've never been more proud to be a Ford dealer," she said. "Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand."