Trillium Ford Model A Day raises $1,550 for hospital foundation

June 1, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek
The 15th Annual Ford Model A Day took place at Trillium Ford Lincoln Ltd. on Sunday, May 29.
The event saw 45 1920s and 1930s Ford Model A vehicles, owned by members of the Huronia Wire Wheels Club, arrive at the Alliston dealership for a pre-summer safety inspection.
During the event, a charity barbecue, hosted by Jack Astor’s Barrie, was run in order to raise funds for the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, towards the purchase of an automated medicine cabinet for the OB/GYN Unit.
Jack Astor’s supplied the food for the barbecue lunch, including a fresh, never frozen Grade A beef hamburger, old fashioned glass bottled root beer and cream soda, and a bag of chips for a minimum $5 donation.
Sabina Morell, owner of Cremahh of Beeton, sold artisan crafted gelato – in the Ford blue and white colours – with a portion if the proceeds from her sales directed towards the Foundation’s capital purchase as well.
Huronia Wire Wheels club members ran a 50/50 draw and donations from individuals were also accepted by Trillium Ford staff.
At the end of the day, a total of $1,508 was raised through event activities, including a $250 donation from Wire Wheels Club members.
A generous patron made a last minute $42 donation, to bring the days proceeds to an even $1,550.
During Model A Day, heritage cars put up on the hoist at Trillium Ford Lincoln for a safety certification. Ford certified technicians oversee the inspection, to ensure these cars are road-worthy, and ready for the summer touring season.
Model A day started in 2001 as collaboration between Trillium Ford Lincoln and the Wire Wheels Club. A charity barbecue has always been a part of the day’s activities.
In recognition of the magnitude of the event, local members of council, Mayor Rick Milne and Ward 3 Councillor, JJ Paul Whiteside, attended this year. Simcoe–Grey MPP, Jim Wilson, was also on hand to celebrate this historical event.
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