Parsons Interstate Ford had been trying to find way to get involved in helping the local community. In July of last year, we started an event on Fridays called Free Ice Cream Friday. We had a local Ice Cream truck come to the dealership on a Select Friday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and the dealership picked up the tab for the first 50 people there to get free ice cream.

We had a car show scheduled at the dealership for August, being put on by a local car club, Toys of Time Kruzers. The car club was aware of our free Ice Cream Friday and offered to double the amount of free ice cream for the night of the show! 

It went over great!

We continued our Free Ice Cream Friday event and we were contacted in September by a local non-profit, Route 11 Cruz'n, that was looking for a location to do events and raise money to help the community.

We worked together to get a Cruz'n together for October just before the cold was to set in and on a perfect Friday in October 2019 we put on our Free Ice Cream Friday/ Cruz'n with great success! We had over 100 vehicles of all types show up. 

We started on a schedule for 2020 which due to COVID 19 had to changed but where there is a will there is a way. Working with Route 11 Cruz'n we were able to put together with the help of other local businesses a Poker Run. Great weather helped again, and we had 84 entries for the run. The next event scheduled was a Car Show at Shippensburg Memorial Park for July 11. We were asked if we would consider covering the cost for a live band at the event. We were so happy to be able to help! Also, the band Out of Line did wonderful!

Since October of 2019 we have been able to help raise over $10,000 for local charities! We would like to thank Route 11 Cruz'n and all the local businesses who have contributed to making this possible! We are looking forward to 2021! Please check back for updates on other events and check out our Facebook page!