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Come out and support our State Champion Buckeyes at Mike Craig Ford on Saturday, March 20

Ford Motor Company and Mike Craig Ford are partnering to help raise money in support of Gilmer High School as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
Gilmer community members have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for Gilmer High School by test driving a Ford vehicle at the school.
This one-day event will take place on March 20 (today) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ford Motor Company and Mike Craig Ford will donate $20 to Gilmer High for every person from a unique household who test drives a Ford vehicle.
Participants will be raising money for Gilmer Athletic Boosters. In 2009, the Mike Craig Ford Drive One 4 UR School events raised 12,000.00 for Upshur County High Schools.
Each test drive will last approximately 5 minutes. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.
Limit one test drive per household.
A large group of student volunteers will be on hand to help school supporters test drive a variety of Ford vehicles, including the Taurus, Fusion Hybnid, F-150, Escape, Explorer, Edge and many more. This will be the third Drive One 4 UR School event hosted by Mike Craig Ford. In 2009, similar events raised $12,000 for Upshur County schools.
Also beginning today, the Gilmer ISD Foundation will sponsor a sports memorabilia “Silent Auction” at several local businesses. The Silent Auction will begin at Mike Craig Ford’s “Drive for the Rings” Event all day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Mike Craig Ford in Gilmer. Auction items for bidding will be on site, and will benefit the Matt Camp Memorial Scholarship.
Items including signed state championship team footballs, signed team photographs donated by Photos by Ruel, football and jersey signed by Michael Irvin and former Buckeye collegiate football players trading cards will be available for silent auction bidding at First National, Gilmer National and Austin Banks the week of March 22 through March 25 leading up to the State Championship Ring Ceremony.
The Ring Ceremony will feature NFL Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboy Legend, Michael Irvin, and will be held at the Gilmer Civic Center on March 27. Winners of the Silent Auction will be announced at that event.
Tickets went on sale for the event on Monday, March 15 at First National Bank, Gilmer National Bank and the Gilmer High School Field House. They are $5 each in advance, $10 at the door.


Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby
THERE WILL BE plenty of great visuals at Saturday’s Drive One 4 UR School event benefitting the Gilmer High School Athletic Boosters. A large group of student volunteers will be on hand to help school supporters test drive a variety of Ford vehicles, including the Taurus, Fusion Hybnid, F-150, Escape, Explorer, Edge and many more. This will be the third Drive One 4 UR School event hosted by Mike Craig Ford. In 2009, similar events raised $12,000 for Upshur County schools.

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