Tifton Gazette

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November 12, 2012

American Idol fans should check out Griffin Ford Lincoln contest

TIFTON — Griffin Ford-Lincoln of Tifton, among other Ford dealerships around the country, is participating in a nationwide event, Go Further With Ford Night, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday to introduce the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion.

Also, the public is invited to participate in this event by testing their judging skills with American Idol, says General Sales Manager Mark Bennett at the local Griffin Ford-Lincoln. Contestants will be judged to appear on the show, and locals will also have the opportunity to act as a judge for a chance to win a VIP experience to the show.

Bennett explained that during the event, a webcam will be set up at the local business where participants will be taped giving their opinion of the American Idol contestants.

One person out of all of the Ford dealerships participating across the country will be selected to win a trip to a live taping of American Idol, and one person will also have a chance to win a 2013 Ford Fusion.

To pre-register, visit www.gofurtherwithfordnight.com. People can also register the day of the event.

Bennett said there’s no cost to register. He stated that Ford will contribute $10 per registered guest up to a maximum of $500 to the charity of their choice. He noted that they chose to donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

“We’re hoping for at least 50 people to get $500 for the Alzheimer’s Foundation, but I would certainly love to have more than that,” Bennett said.

He stated that they will be providing hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the event for participants. They will also have a chance to preview some new vehicles.

“Come out. It’s going to be a fun evening with lots of entertainment,” he said, adding that it’s also an opportunity to help raise funds for a great cause. “Most people realize the challenges people face with Alzheimer’s. It (the Alzheimer’s Foundation) is a really good organization, and we want to do our best to support them as much as we can.”

For more information, contact Bennett at 402-2107. Complete rules are available at www.gofurtherwithfordnight.com.

Griffin Ford-Lincoln of Tifton is located at 511 W. Seventh St.

To contact reporter Latasha Everson, call 382-4321.

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