The Trenton High School Key Club is partnering with Barnes-Baker Automotive and Ford Motor Company to raise money in support of Ford’s Drive 4UR School Program. Area residents will have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for Key Club by test driving a Ford vehicle on Saturday. The event will run from 8 to 5 o’clock in the Trenton Middle School parking lot.
For every test drive conducted on Saturday, Ford will donate $20.00 to the THS Key Club. There is a limit of one test drive per household and individuals must be 18 or older to drive. The test drive will only take about 15 minutes and there will be NO sales pressure. Funds raised from the drive will be used on service projects in the community.
The THS Key Club has 32 members who conduct over 50 service projects throughout the year, yielding over 3,000 service hours. Some projects this past year included: co-sponsoring the Trenton Middle School Builders Club, conducting a “Bike Rodeo” for pre-school and elementary students, raising funds for dual credit scholarships through their “Alum on the Run” 5K and 10K, making blankets and craft kits for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital, conducting a Crock Pot cooking class for low-income families, and working with the Kiwanis Club on many of their projects. They also raised funds for March of Dimes and the Eliminate Project. For the 7th straight year, the club received recognition as an “outstanding” club on the International level. They are sponsored by the Trenton Kiwanis Club and Faculty Advisor E’Lisha Gass.
People wanting more information about the Drive 4UR School can contact Kiwanis sponsor Kara Helmandollar at (660) 359-5966.