Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas for the Hopeful

Lighting up the hearts of our friends and neighbors who were affected by the recent storms.
Velde Ford of Pekin today announced that they will be hosting a Christmas Party at their dealership for all the families in Pekin, East Peoria, Washington and the surrounding area’s directly affected by the area’s recent storms. This Special Holiday Event will take place at their main showroom in Pekin, Il on Saturday, December 7th from 4:30-8:00pm.

The Velde Ford Staff decided in lieu of their own 2013 Christmas Party at Basta Mangiare, that they would prefer to host a dinner and evening of entertainment for all the affected families. In conjunction with Basta Mangiare, a Christmas Dinner will be provided for all attending. Details on event registration will be forthcoming on their website; www.veldefordpekin.com , on their Facebook page, as well as various other media channels.

To give every child in attendance a new toy from Santa, Velde Ford is mounting a MASSIVE TOY DRIVE for the children with a goal of over 1,000 toys. Toys for all ages are needed by Dec. 5th to ensure that each child receives a gift. Toys must be new and unwrapped. Companies, organizations, agencies, and individuals that want to contribute can drop their toys at the main showroom in Pekin or packages can be sent to their facility c/o Velde Ford – 2200 N. 8th Street, Pekin, IL. 61554.

This very special evening will include entertainment, a special visit from Santa Claus, as mentioned .. gifts for the kids … and the all important cookies and cocoa for everyone.

The Salvation Army of Pekin and Peoria will be assisting Velde Ford in the logistics and addresses of homes that have been directly damaged by the storms. Preparations are being made to accommodate as many persons as possible in their facility on Auto Row in Pekin. Due to the expected size of the crowd, the Main Showroom, Parts Department and Service Department will be utilized to fulfill the event.

Contributions and assistance is being pledged by businesses and individuals throughout Central Illinois and throughout the nation. Further information will unfold as event planning in finalized in the forthcoming days.

Finally, please pass the word in anyway you can to help make this event extra special for those who have suffered so greatly in these recent days. And the children, … please consider promoting and blessing them this Christmas Season in a very special way.

Should you need further immediate information, please contact Lynzie or Stacie at 309-347-3111.

About Velde Ford of Pekin. Velde Ford is celebrating its 56th Year of being an Authorized Ford Dealership Franchise. Located on Auto Row in Pekin, Illinois, they are the multiple winner of the prestigious Ford Motor Company President’s Award for Superior Customer Satisfaction in Sales and Service in Central Illinois. Velde Ford of Pekin is locally family owned and operated since 1957, and offers Ford’s comprehensive lineup of Cars, Trucks, SUVs, CUVs, plus a complete Service Department, Parts Department and Body Shop. Call 1.888.221.2804 for further info.

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