Courtesy Lincoln sets test drive, cruise-in to raise money for pets

Courtesy Lincoln is bringing Lincoln’s Driven to Give program to the Altoona community in an effort to raise up to $8,000 for Pets Come First.

For every person who test-drives an eligible Lincoln vehicle at Courtesy Ford Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln will donate $20 to Pets Come First.

Pets Come First is a nonprofit, non-euthanasia organization founded in 2005. Its mission is to facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals into loving homes. It works in partnership with other rescues, local and state police, humane officers and dog law enforcement officers to provide monetary and voluntary resources to support and sponsor local animal programs within the community.

Lincoln will donate another $10 for every participant who takes a second test-drive in a different 2019 Lincoln vehicle.

The funds will pay for veterinary care, shots and spaying/neutering shelter animals before they can be adopted.

“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Robby Shaffer, sales manager at Courtesy Lincoln. “We’re excited to raise money for Pets Come First. If a test-drive isn’t for you, a donation box will be available.”

A fun-filled day is planned: a cruise-in car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Jerry Carnicella and The White Shadow Band featuring classic rock, oldies, and country with special tributes to The Beatles, Elvis and the Beach Boys.

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