Wait to Text and Ride & Drive Event Huge Success for Community Education

A fundraiser co-sponsored by Palmer Insurance and LaFontaine Chevrolet and supported by the Washtenaw County Sheriffʼs office has raised several thousand dollars for the Dexter Community Education Scholarship Fund.

The Wait to Text (w82txt) and Ride & Drive Event took place on October 10 at Creekside School in association with a Dexter home football game. For each eligible driver that test-drove a Chevrolet vehicle, LaFontaine contributed $20 for the fund, for a total donation of $1400. For each eligible driver that signed a pledge not to text while driving, Palmer Insurance donated $20, for a total donation of $2500, which brought the event total to $3900.

The Scholarship Fund allows children and adults with limited income to participate in enrichment and recreation courses offered by Community Education. For the ʼ13-ʼ14 school year, the department awarded more than $7,000 in scholarships to local families. Kim Covert, Director of Community Education, said, “I canʼt thank Deputy Hilobuk, Palmer Insurance, and LaFontaine Chevrolet enough for supporting Community Education through this event. This generous donation will help to ensure that all students will have access to recreation and enrichment programming.”

Corporal Jeremy Hilobuk (known familiarly as Deputy Hilobuk) added: “This is a really important reminder for all drivers not to text and drive. It was so great to see people eager to sign the pledge because they felt so strongly about it. We had a great partnership between the Sheriffʼs office, Palmer Insurance, and LaFontaine Chevrolet to help Community Education meet their

The donations will be presented to Community Education at halftime during the last home football game of the season on October 24th.

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