The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

November 13, 2012

All-Star Ford event to benefit Meals on Wheels

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Palestine’s AllStar Ford is participating in the nationwide “Go Further with Ford Night” campaign on Thursday – a free fundraising event that will benefit Meals On Wheels Inc.

The event serves as the finale to “Random Acts of Fusion,” a transmedia program hosted by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest that has generated millions of consumer engagements with the Ford Fusion by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms.

Guests at the event will also be given the chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion.

“We all want to be part of something bigger,” Richard Rutledge of All-Star Ford said, “and Go Further with Ford Night is our way of offering consumers the chance to give back to our community, have a lot of fun, enjoy the final random act – which will test their judging skills to win a unique VIP American Idol experience – and meet the all-new Ford Fusion in person.”

For each person who attends Go Further with Ford Night on Thursday, All-Star Ford will donate $10 – up to a total of $500 – to Meals On Wheels Inc.

While at the dealership, guests will have an opportunity to compete to win a special VIP experience with American Idol® through “Random Acts” promotion.

A computer with a webcam will be set up in the dealership to allow consumers to view a message from Seacrest and test their judging skills on camera, in true American Idol style.

Entries will be sent back to Ford’s program headquarters, where a team of experts will evaluate and select one winner to receive the trip to Hollywood and American Idol.

Consumers 18 years and older who are interested in participating in Go Further with Ford Night may preregister for the event at and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a live taping of American Idol.

Additionally, registrants at dealerships on Thursday will be entered into a prize drawing to win an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. No purchase is necessary and other restrictions apply. See full official rules online for details.

The all-new Ford Fusion offers selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost® four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive applications and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.