Outside bucks

Businesses in most small towns are generous in their support of school activities and causes. Whether it?s under?writing a student project or buying an ad in the athletic program, businesses often go beyond the call of duty for a positive cause?even though few are wading in profits. It?s all about community spirit.

This Saturday, supporters of Hillsboro High School have an opportunity to tap the financial resources of an outside, national company through ?Drive One 4UR School,? an event sponsored by Hillsboro Ford and Ford Motor Co. All local folks have to do is test drive a new car. Ford will donate $20 for each test drive, up to $6,000. There?s no obligation beyond that; no one will try to sell you a car. You drive, Ford will pay.

Over the years, annual proceeds have ranged between $2,000 and $4,000, which the local booster club has used to purchase state-of-the art equipment and accessories that have benefited almost every athletic program at HHS?at no cost to the district or the local taxpayer.

Even if athletics isn?t your thing, it is important to many students, most of whom excel in other areas, too. ?Drive One 4UR School? eases the load on the local business community by tapping ?outside? money. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat?urday at Hillsboro Ford. Why not tap Ford?s generosity to the max? ?DR