ler Ford in Madras and Jefferson County Rotary Club are partnering to raise up to $6,000 for the local senior meals program.
   Ford Motor Co. and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations.
   Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford's successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised over $12 million for schools since its inception in 2007.
   On Friday, Oct. 19, at Sahalee Park, for every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle, Miller Ford will donate $20 to Jefferson County Rotary, which in turn, will donate the funds to help meals for seniors.
   The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Rotarians will be onsite at Sahalee Park to assist with all Ford demonstration drivers.
   Participants must be 18 years or older, have a valid Oregon driver's license, and there is a limit of one test drive per household. All test drives last approximately seven to 10 minutes.
   "As state and federal programs continue to diminish, funding for local community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to make sure these programs remain available," said Dick Anderson at Miller Ford. "We're excited to raise money for Rotary Club and the senior meals programs."
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