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Fundraiser to help boosters

Published August 03. 2012 05:01PM

A fundraiser to benefit one of its booster club organizations will be held in Palmerton on Saturday.

The Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club will host a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser at Leon George Bus Company, 660 Delaware Avenue, as part of the PHS Basketball Team (boys and girls) Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event.

Dodge will make a $20 donation to PHS Basketball Parents' Club for each person who takes a short test drive at the event. Driving times are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge will have the new Dodge Durango, Journey and Grand Caravan at the event for participants to inspect and drive.

Dealership personnel will volunteer their time to assist with the fundraising drives. Anyone age 18-or-over, with a valid driver's license, may drive and earn a donation.

Jim Nemeth, president of PHS Basketball Parents' Club, said "the Dodge events are a lot of fun."

"We are really pleased to have this opportunity from Dodge to push our fundraising goal over the top," Nemeth said. "People may not know it, but Dodge has been supporting schools in the communities where the company does business for many years."

Since 1993, Dodge has helped raise an estimated $4 million for local schools with test drive programs like the Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser.

"The whole community is invited to join us at our Test Drive and Car Wash Event," said Nemeth, who added they should look for the colorful Dodge tent. "Take a short test drive in the Dodge of your choice, and help the PHS Boys/Girls Basketball Teams."

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