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CES receives donation from Baugh Ford

Tommie Baugh (right) presents a check for $5,540 to Clanton Elementary School Principal Rebecca Threlkeld and Chilton County Superintendent Tommy Glasscock after a Drive 4 Ur School event in October. (Photo by Emily Reed)

Tommie Baugh (right) presents a check for $5,540 to Clanton Elementary School Principal Rebecca Threlkeld and Chilton County Superintendent Tommy Glasscock after a Drive 4 Ur School event in October. (Photo by Emily Reed)

Clanton Elementary School received a donation of more than $5,000 on Wednesday from Baugh Ford in Clanton.

Clanton Elementary School Principal Rebecca Threlkeld and Chilton County Superintendent Tommy Glasscock were given a check for $5,540 from Tommie Baugh.

The money raised came from a Drive 4 Ur School event held Oct. 17 at Baugh Ford in Clanton for parents and grandparents of students at Clanton Elementary School.

Those interested were given the opportunity to fill out a release form, test-drive a vehicle, and complete a post-drive survey, according to Ashley Baugh.

“For every vehicle that was test driven that day, $20 was donated by Ford,” Baugh said. “We had a great response from the community. We ended up having over 300 people come out and test drive vehicles. It was a busy day.”

Those who participated in test-driving a vehicle were asked various questions including how likely they were to recommend a Ford to a friend, relative or colleague as well as what was their overall opinion of the Ford brand.

“It was just a great event for the community,” Baugh said.

Baugh said Durbin Farms provided two gift cards to give away at the event, The Carpet Store provided a cash prize, MorLyn’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts and Antiques gave away two gift cards and Sweet Alice’s BBQ in Clanton provided food for the event.

For more information about the Drive 4 Ur School event, visit www.drive4urschool.com.