Wichita Children’s Home’s 2nd Annual Classic Car show fundraiser and Gala
At Davis-Moore, we LOVE new cars – but we also love CLASSIC cars, especially when those classic cars are raising money for a great, local cause! Join us on Thursday, April 5 for Classic Cars for Kids, a benefit for the Wichita Children’s Home. From 6:00-9:00pm, the Century II Exhibition Hall will host the coolest classic cars in the area! You’ll see all makes and models, and vehicles from various local car clubs and individual classic car collectors. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Wichita’s finest classic cars – all under one roof!
Food and drink are provided with your event ticket, so plan to spend the evening. There will be a variety of silent auction items – the Children’s Home promises to have something for every taste and budget, from technology to dining, jewelry to wine – you name it, they’ve got it! Plus, later in the evening there will be a live auction with some very unique experiences in the Wichita area, and beyond! Do not miss this event, this is the second year for this premier Wichita event and you won’t want to be left out.
The Wichita Children’s Home was founded in 1888 as the city’s first orphanage to “support and care for destitute and homeless children.” The Home is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age. Children are admitted by parents, law enforcement, social workers and, sometimes, they admit themselves. If a parent is in crisis and has no one to care for their child, on a moment’s notice the Home can be a respite.
The Wichita Children’s Home also provides the Street Outreach Services (SOS) focused on helping runaway and homeless children and BRIDGES, a program providing housing, counseling and education for 16 to 22 year olds. The Home also provides a safety zone for infants and toddlers in our Foster Care program. The Home served over 2400 children in 2011 and through the help of our generous community they hope to be able to continue providing quality and needed services to children in Wichita and surrounding communities.
It doesn’t get any better than a FUN event for a GREAT cause, so mark your calendar to join us! Tickets are $100 each, and include access to all the classic vehicles, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and the live and silent auctions. Attire is casually elegant. Get your tickets now by calling 681.6702 or visit the Children’s Home online at www.wch.org
Davis-Moore Auto Group is a proud sponsor of Classic Cars for Kids.
KAKEland’s Golden Apple Award recognizes Wichita-area teachers who have gone beyond the call of duty for our children.
Weekly winners are featured on KAKEland News every Saturday night at 10:00 pm, and receive a Papa John’s Pizza party for their classroom and $250 cash from Papa Johns, $250 cash from Haddock Computer Center is awarded to the principal of the school to use as they see fit, winning teachers are featured in the Davis Moore ad in the Wichita Eagle, and of course they receive the prestigious Golden Apple award.
Eligible nominees include Pre-K through 12th grade teachers in the Wichita area who inspire and motivate students to great heights in education.
More information on the KAKEland Golden Apple Award, may be found at http://www.kake.com/golden apple.
This week we would like to congratulate Daniel Dickson of Cooper Elementary in being the Golden Apple Award winner this week. Here is a little excerpt from the nomination letter that was sent into KAKEland.
Daniel Dickson works at Cooper Elementary, which is a Title One school with 90% free and reduced lunch students. 65% of the students are English language learners. He uses technology (iPads) to give the students 21st Century education. He loves all of his students. He works an additional two hours everyday in the after school program. He helps the students to increase their reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. He has a passion for educating the students. He also goes to all of the school concerts and productions to support the students. The staff and students love him.
Are you always late? Do you wake up at 7:43 am when you have to be at work at 8 am? Are you always the last parent to pick your child up from daycare or school? As you are driving your broke down Toyota or Honda, begging every light to be green, do you ever daydream and ask yourself, “Do I need a tank to blast my way thru traffic or something that can make the jump to light speed?” Folks, we have all been there. But once again, Pre-Owned Nissan has the solution for you and your family.
The great thing is that you just have to decide if you want power or speed. For all of you power customers, we have a 2009 Armada SE. This 5.6 liter V-8 comes correct with 317 horsepower which gives you the supremacy you need to run over oncoming traffic, just in case you accidentally have to go the wrong way down a one way street. The spacious eight passenger cabin will allow you take the children of other parents who shrink when trying to bully their way thru traffic. For those of you who want sleek styling, insane speed and the ability to drive so fast, you can go back in time, we have a 2009 370Z. This 332 horsepower engine will get from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds yet still gets 26 miles to the gallon. I know, you give up the room to carry the kids but this car is so fast, you can take one at a time as fast as you can carry all eight. The decision is yours! Call us at 316-681-6924.
I recently called Rick Schmeidler who is the New Car Manager at our Mazda store and told him I was considering purchasing a new vehicle. I told Rick that I wanted to know what his best fuel efficient vehicle was. The more I talked to Rick, the sooner I realized that pretty much ALL the Mazda vehicles had strong fuel efficiency and I simply could not narrow down my choices to just one.
I have been the Mini Van/SUV Mom for well over 15 years now and for the first time in my life I am actually considering a sedan. Although it is difficult to wrap my mind around down sizing to a sedan, the reality is I really do not need such a big vehicle any more now that 3 out of my 5 children are driving their own vehicles. So, like many of you, I find myself looking on the Internet, reading reviews, looking at safety features, comparing makes, models, prices, etc. To be on this side of it and to not really have a particular loyalty to any one specific brand (as long as it is a Mazda, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIat, Lincoln or Chevrolet, of course), then I am very open minded!
So, I decided to write about my findings along the way in hopes that it will give some of you some information that perhaps you did not know. No matter how long I have been in the car business, I still know and understand that it is one of the biggest financial decisions people will make next to a home. I want/need to make sure I choose the right vehicle for me, so doing some extensive research is certainly in my plan of action!
So, here we go…..My top 4 picks at Mazda!
Let’s start with the Skyactiv Mazda 3, a great compact car that gets 40 MPG on the highway using regular old 87 octane unleaded gas. Then we have the all new 2013 Mazda CX-5 with the full Skyactiv suite and it gets 35 MPG highway, the most of any Crossover SUV. Next, we have the subcompact Mazda 2 that gets 35 MPG highway and is just a pure blast to drive. Finally, we have the Mazda 5, a multipurpose 6 passenger minivan/sport wagon that gets a class leading 28 MPG. Of course, all of these cars are Mazdas and the are just plain fun to drive.
So, you can see with all these options and gas already on it’s way to $4, maybe $5 a gallon, it really is hard for me to choose just one. I will keep you posted!
Until next time…
March of every year Davis-Moore celebrates safety with our Safety Sales Event, to not only provide you with a GREAT sale but also to make sure that we keep automotive safety top of mind for everyone in our community. One safety topic we are passionate about and address each year is the safety of children in cars. Saturday, March 24 at Davis-Moore Chevrolet (8200 W Kellogg), we will be hosting Child Safety Seat checks in cooperation with the Safe Kids Kansas Campaign through Via Christi. Volunteers from Safe Kids will be conducting the checks from 10am-1pm, so please come down and check-in with them to make sure that YOUR child is as safe in your vehicle as possible!
Child Safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives-when installed properly. Children restrained in child safety seats have an 80 % lower risk of fatal injury than those children who are unrestrained. You should always buckle your child into an appropriate Safety Seat for their size and you should ALWAYS set a good example by wearing your seat belt, too! It’s a fact that children are more likely to be properly restrained when the driver of their vehicle is also wearing their seat belt!
A few key tips to follow with Child Safety Seats!
Always ensure that every occupant is restrained for every ride, no matter how short the drive may be. Manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed, and infants should ride in rear facing child safety seats until they are two years old. Once a child outgrows a rear-facing car seat, they should move to a forward facing car seat – and the safety seat tether should always be used for optimal protection! Children over 40 pounds should be secured in a booster seat or other appropriate child restraint until adult lap and shoulder seat belts fit correctly-which is approximately 4’9” and 80-100 pounds, (about 8-12 years old). Additionally, with any child safety seat you purchase, ALWAYS return the product registration card to the manufacturer so you’ll be notified of any recalls.
It’s also important to remember that safety seats aren’t the only safety issue when it comes to kids and cars! Be sure to walk all the way around your car before you begin any journey to ensure that there is no one behind it, as back-over accidents are most common at your home, in driveways or in parking lots. Also, never leave children unattended in a vehicle! Especially in the summer, children can get hot very quickly and can suffer from heatstroke or hyperthermia. Children accidentally pressing automatic window buttons while leaning out the window and children climbing into car trunks to “play” are other examples of seemingly innocent activities than can have traumatic results. Make sure and teach children that the car is not a toy, jungle gym or place to play!
If you have child safety seat questions, please come and see us today, go online to www.kansasboosterseat.org or call Safe Kids Kansas at (785) 296-0351. Remember no matter your age to always buckle up and drive safely!
Thankfully March is one of the longer months of the year. But once that calendar flips to April, Truck Month is over. And so is your chance to get 0% APR financing for 72 months on a 2012 Chevy Silverado.
Whether you’re hauling, towing or playing, you need a pickup truck that works as hard as you do. That’s Silverado, the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup trucks on the road. And Truck Month is the perfect time to take advantage of great offers on the legendary Silverado and our entire full-line of trucks.
Get 0% financing for 72 months on Avalanche, the vehicle so versatile that it can change from an SUV to a pickup truck in less than a minute. We’re also extending cash back and low APR financing on crossovers like Equinox, with a driving range of up to 600 highway miles per tank and Traverse, remarkably spacious with seating for up to eight passengers.
Stop by Davis-Moore Chevrolet during Truck Month for incredible deals on our lineup of powerful and dependable trucks. But hurry, Truck Month ends soon!