Saturday, August 6, 2016

BENEFIT SCHEDULED at Taylor Chevrolet to aid Taylor Firefighters

Taylor Chevrolet is planned a “Cruise for a Cause” benefit to aid the Taylor Fire Department.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, the dealership will be the host of a daylong car wash by the Taylor Firefighters, celebrity dunk tank, appearances by radio personalities Rat and Puff and Krystal Lucas (the Taylor Chevrolet girl) and much more.

This is all to benefit Taylor’s firefighters. The department will have a fire truck on hand for demonstrations, fire pump and even hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. 

Taylor Chevrolet is located at 18301 Telegraph Road.

Chief Stephen Portis is ready for dunk tank duty and Deputy Chief Stan “The Swimmer” Pochron is in training. Efforts to lure Mayor Rick Sollars anywhere near the dunk tank have failed thus far, but you never know what the future will hold.

“Usually, we’re the guys out raising money for other charities, but Mark Montante and Taylor Chevrolet have decided to dedicate a ‘Cruise for a Cause’ day to us, and it is greatly appreciated,” Fire Chief Portis said. “We’ve recently ordered a lot of new equipment, but when you’re a firefighter, you live on the job waiting for the next call. The station becomes your home away from home. And we’d welcome the funds raised by Taylor Chevy to buy some new furniture and things like that for the living quarters of the stations.”

All donations raised during the event will be matched by Taylor Chevrolet, and will be dedicated to the fire department.

“Mark and Taylor Chevrolet have always been great supporters of the City of Taylor,” Mayor Sollars said. “This is a great opportunity for the community to support our firefighters, and to have some fun. I hope everyone will join me in attending the event.”

The Taylor Fire Department has three stations, the main facility in the City Hall complex on Goddard; another on Ecorse near Taylor Meadows Golf Course; and a south station on Eureka east of Telegraph.

Earlier this year, the fire department was the recipient of other key donations. Gardner White Furniture (7680 Telegraph) outfitted all three stations with badly needed new bedding as part of its re-launch of its Taylor location. That celebration followed more than $500,000 in renovations to the Telegraph store. Walmart recently donated a new treadmill to the department in an effort to upgrade its workout facilities in the main station.

Adding to the fun during Taylor Chevy’s “Cruise for a Cause” will be Rat and Puff, celebrities from 98.7 AMP Radio’s Raw and Uncut programming, who will be on hand from noon until 2 p.m.

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