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Lowell School Drive-a-thon is Sept. 8

Lowell Elementary School invites the public to test drive a Lincoln vehicle in support of Lowell from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mills Ford in Baxter.

For every test drive taken, Lowell school will receive a $20 donation up to $6,000 from Lincoln to support opportunities and initiatives at Lowell School.

"We feel very fortunate to have been chosen to do the Lincoln Drive-a-thon to support Lowell School on Sept. 8," Lowell Principal Todd Sauer said in a news release. "The Mills Ford/Lincoln dealership has been so generous in opening their doors for this and we are extremely grateful for their support. It is opportunities like this that not only allow us to raise funds for educational initiatives, but it brings our schools and the community together in support of our children."

Test drivers are under no obligation and no purchase is required to participate. There is no sales pressure at the event. No appointment is needed. Test drivers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

"This is a great fundraising opportunity for Lowell," said Brenda Goble, Lowell PTA president. "It doesn't require anything but about 15 minutes of our supporters' time. There is nothing to buy and they get to try out a new car. We are very grateful for Mills' and Lincoln's support of our school."

In addition to the test drive, there will be Raffery's pizza, water and pop for sale along with two raffle opportunities—reserved seating to a Lowell school program of choice, and, for kids, a ride to school in a fire truck. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 per ticket and separate raffles will be set up for each prize. The event is open to the public.