We would like to personally thank you for your support of the Hometown Dealerships Community Benefit. It's hard to believe we are 26 years strong this year! Because of you, we have been able to donate back over $440,000 into our communities through organizations such as: Help Them to Hope, Joe Malay's HO HO Express, Local food pantries, Weiser Elks, The Food Pantry, Local food basket programs, and hundreds of families in need. Most of our donations to the community occur during Thanksgiving and Christmas. As Vice President and Co-chairman of Help Them to Hope, I have seen firsthand how generous this community is. This last year alone over 700 families were served by Help Them to Hope, providing boxes of food, clothing and toys for families in Washington, Payette and Malheur Counties. Joe Malay and his elves did a fantastic job at giving Weiser children a Christmas this last year. Santa Joe filled about six school buses of kids and took them to Wal-Mart for some Christmas shopping. All of this is because of you. I deeply appreciate the support and trust you have placed in us by donating to this event.
This year we are hitting a milestone. It is our 26th year at this, so we are going to have some surprises this year! Our event will be held September 12th and 13th. The fun will begin on Saturday night, the 12th, at the Big Red Barn at the Malheur County Fairgrounds in Ontario. It will begin at 6 p.m. with the Taste of the Treasure Valley and the Hometown Dealerships 26th Annual Charity Auction. We will continue to have our local restaurants' very best food selections, wine and beer tastings, as well as soft drinks, dessert and entertainment! On Sunday, September 13th, we will head to Scotch Pines Golf Course for the 26th Annual Hometown Dealerships Community Golf Scramble.
We look forward to seeing our friends at Scotch Pines in Payette, so please save the dates, September 12th and 13th, and support the 26th Annual Hometown Dealerships Community Benefit! Again, we would like to thank you for all your support. A quote that I would like to share to express the spirit of htis benefit and hte awesome people that make it all possible by donating their time and their treasure so these great organizations can carry out the gift of lifting up our less fortunate during the holiday season:
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer
I know the families that we touched these past 25 years are grateful for your generosity, and I am honored to host this benefit. Marisa and I want to thank you again for your generous support, and we hope to see you in September. It's going to be a blast.!