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El Dorado donates car to PHS

Student leaders surround the newest donation of a car for PHS. In an effort to keep the students safe following the annual formal spring dance, PHS will host another after-prom bash, and El Dorado Mazda and Chevrolet will give away another car.

This is the fourth consecutive year El Dorado in McKinney has donated a vehicle to Princeton High School. This year’s prize is a black 2009 Chevrolet Malibu V-6. One lucky licensed Princeton student will win the car at the end of the after-prom party at McKinney Apex Centre indoor/outdoor waterpark Saturday, May 18.

Students must attend the after-prom celebration and be present to win.

"I am excited that El Dorado is sponsoring our after-prom party again this year," Principal James Lovelady said. "Our goal is to have a safe place for kids to go after the prom, and this is a great idea because it gives them an incentive to come and enjoy the party and keeps them safe. And they could get a free car."

All juniors and seniors are invited to attend the after-prom party regardless if they attend prom or not. Admission for students without a prom ticket is $. After-prom starts at 11:30 p.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m.

“I think this shows how much they care about us,” said senior Bryan Garay. “We are really grateful for their generosity.”

The car is free, but the winner will need to pay costs associated with the tax, title and license.

“It’s awesome because everyone could use a free car,” said senior Trinity Varvel.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu. There is only one reason El Dorado partners with PHS.

“We aren’t in this to make money,” said El Dorado’s Jonathon Clayton, who came up with this giveaway idea. “I love Princeton, and we just want to make sure everyone’s kids are taken care of after prom. This party keeps kids safe, and mom and dad don’t have to worry about where they are.”

The drawing for the car will be held at the end of the party at Apex Centre, which is located at 3003 Alma Road, McKinney, TX 75070.

“We want the students to stay at the party, so we won’t be giving away the car until the end of the night,” Mr. Lovelady said. “The kids always have fun at the after-party so we are hoping for a big turnout.”


Photo information:
Various seniors in leadership roles with El Dorado’s Jonathon Clayton, who delivered the car to the front porch of PHS, include, from left, Braden Miller, Ben Baker, Bryan Garay, Trinity Varvel, Kristen McCaslin, Brookilyn Gilbert, Brutus Fowler, Julius Carcamo, Haley Bell, Angelica Cerda and Kaley Bell.