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Mustang Santa pulls into Ford Country for complimentary photos

This year, Santa is trading in his eight tiny reindeer for a V-6 with 300 horsepower. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ford Country will offer complimentary digital and print photos of the Santa Claus behind the wheel of a new, red Mustang convertible, while children and/or pets serve as his companions in the back seat.

Attendees will receive holiday treats and are invited to enjoy a complimentary barbecue lunch, available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ford Country encourages all attendees to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the dealership’s Toys for Tots holiday gift collection.

Ford Country is located at 300 Auto Mall Drive in the Valley Automall in Henderson.


Findlay Toyota teams with local businesses for coat drive

A very timely coat drive to help the needy is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Road in the Valley Automall.

The two day event is the result of a collective effort of the dealership, Ila Kripalani of Security National Mortgage Co., Nirav Goyal of AYS Realty and Las Vegas Rescue Mission. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is the benefactor of the event.

Friday’s collection of coats is set from 3 to 7 p.m. while Saturday’s event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For further information, call Kripalani at 702-355-2126 or Goyal at 702-290-6678.

Findlay Toyota is headed by long-time automobile executive Rich Abajian. Further information is available by calling 702-566-2000 or by visiting

Findlay Toyota is part of Findlay Automotive Group founded more than 50 years ago by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff, now spearheads 28 automobile dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon.


Friendly Ford kicks off annual U.S. Marines Toys for Tots drive

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend at Friendly Ford. A fixture at the dealership for more than 15 years, the heartfelt gathering of toys is placed in the back of a new Ford 150 truck each year.

Spearheaded by longtime Friendly Ford customer care coordinator Geri Bich, the drive is supported by all of the dealership’s departments. When completed before Christmas, members of the U.S. Marines will pick up the toys before donating them to needy children throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

“We really look forward to this every year,” said Bich. “There are so many needy children in Southern Nevada who would not have a Christmas were it not for this cause. The U.S. Marine Corp includes some of the most caring people on earth.”

The Marines will pick up the toys from the dealership Dec. 15.

The 2014 Toys for Tots campaign was a resounding success raising $6.4 million and collecting more than 220,000 toys, helping bring holiday joy to kids in need across the United States.

“This is a wonderful cause,” said dealership general sales manager Steve Crevling. “We help every year and we’re proud to be a part of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots.”

Founded in 1970, Friendly Ford has enjoyed 45 years at the same location. It is one of the oldest and longest-standing automobile dealerships in Nevada.

Further information regarding Friendly Ford is available at 702-870-7221 or by visiting Further information regarding Toys for Tots is available by visiting

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