On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Van Horn Hyundai of Fond du Lac held a Test Drive Fundraiser for a local youth named Kevin Kollmann. Kevin was born with Cerebral Palsy and is an honor roll student at Fond du Lac High School. He is planning to attend UW Whitewater to pursue a degree in Science Education. Kevin needs a wheelchair accessible vehicle that will allow him to drive to work and school.
Van Horn’s Test Drive Event brought in over $1,000 for Kevin’s cause. In addition to the test drives, Sunny 97.7 and Rock 95 & 96-1 the Rock were on location with giveaways, as well as Ang an Eddie’s Chicago Style Hot Dog Cart, who graciously donated 10% of their profits. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and Kevin had a great time riding with some of his fan’s during their test drives.
Brett Fosdick, Sales Manager at US Cellular, was the lucky recipient of the Pay-it-Forward award. He chose to pay it forward to Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County, Inc. He stated that he chose Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County because “they have helped out a peer of mine who was in need in the past. I believe it’s a great service for people who aren’t able to leave the confines of their homes to be able to get meals delivered to their homes.”
Van Horn has sponsored the Pay-it-Forward donation for the past four years, benefiting other local organizations such as the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund, and RCS Empowers Inc.
Teresa Van Horn believes it is very important as a pillar of the communities we live to give back to the community and support one another. “We have been very fortunate to have the support of our communities these past 50 years. Pay-it-forward gives us the opportunity to say thank you and give the community the additional opportunity to help each other out. The support that communities receive from our business and the many other businesses will help us to continue to grow and remain strong for the future,” says Van Horn.
This past summer Van Horn Automotive Group purchased various livestock raised through the 4H program at the Ozaukee and Sheboygan County fairs. We had the meat processed and offered it to our employees in exchange for a donation to our local food pantries. Donations were made to the Plymouth Food Pantry, Kewaskum Food Pantry, Peter's Pantry, Fondy Food Pantry, Hunger Task Force, Stoughton Food Pantry, Oconomowoc Food Pantry, and the Sheboygan Food Pantry. Van Horn Automotive Group proudly supports our community food pantries and our local 4H programs.
|Representatives from the Plymouth Food Pantry, Exhibitors from local 4H programs, and Ryan Thiel from Van Horn Automotive Group|
Bringing a wide selection of vehicles and new job opportunities
The location has a total lot size of almost 6 acres; capable of holding over 400 vehicles. A 32,000 square-foot, building includes an open-concept showroom and service center, complete with 10 service lifts. Roy Edwards will operate as the General Manager, bringing over 15 years of automotive business experience; most recently functioning as one of the top-performing general sales managers at the Van Horn Truck Center in Plymouth, WI. “This store has great visibility,” said Roy, “And the location allows us the serve the Highway 41 corridor from the Fox Valley south to Milwaukee.”
|New Van Horn Automotive dealership in Iowa|
|Van Horn's first dealership outside of Wisconsin|
|Teresa Van Horn and dance partner, Jay Morth, perform at the 2017 Movers & Shakers Gala|
|Van Horn Automotive Group volunteers performing at the 2015 Movers & Shakers Gala|
The 2017 lineup included seven area celebrities:
- Conrad Barrows – sponsored by the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust and his charity was the Wisconsin Military Network.
- Kristin Blanchard – sponsored by the Grover Family Foundation and her charity was the Lakeshore Community Health Care.
- David Gallianetti – sponsored by Sun Graphics Media and his charity was the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation.
- Lindsay Harrison-Eirich – sponsored by friends of Lindsay Harrison-Eirich and her charity was Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
- Lauren Hydock was sponsored by Masters Gallery Foods and her charity was the Sheboygan County Humane Society.
- Teresa Van Horn – sponsored by Van Horn Automotive Group and her charity was Samaritans Hand.
- Amber Willis – sponsored by Legend Larry's and her charity was Camp Evergreen.
For a full recap of the event, including results and photos, visit www.moversandshakersgala.org.