Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pedal Cars and Sheryl Crow

Remember those adorable pedal cars that you’ve seen in Grandma’s pictures?  Or maybe you even
remember having one of your own and how grown up you felt as you pedaled your way around the yard.  Whatever the case may be, those were days, were they not?  This summer we’ve been privileged to be a part of the Brasher’s Backstage Concert event which included an auction of the most adorable pedal cars this side of the Rockies, ours being the bright orange mustang, of course!
Ford Mustang Pedal Car Donation from Gresham Ford

We were one of 12 dealerships in the area that donated pedal cars for this auction. It was a sight to see.  The children of the employees at our own Brasher’s Auto Auction in Wood Village participated as the drivers of the cars wearing special vests and looking oh so sporty!  What fun they had, and the best part, they raised $13,000 which benefited Katie’s Kause for Cystic Fibrosis and the Boy Scouts of America!

We want to extend a special “Thank You” to Jerry Hinton, General Manager of Brasher’s Auto Auction.  It was his deep commitment to this community and the huge hearts of all his employees that made all this possible.  And as a result, the overwhelming generosity exhibited by the dealerships and the dealers themselves as they would donate their pedal cars back into the auction to be sold again and again was truly amazing!  What a great community we live in!!
2015 Brasher's Backstage Concert with Sheryl Crow

Katie's Kause for Cystic Fibrosis provides financial assistance and emotional support to families facing financial hardships based on overwhelming medical needs for their cystic fibrosis child. They provide financial aid to families in the Washington and Oregon area. For more information please visit:  http://www.katieskause.org/

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

To Tease Your Taste Buds this Saturday!

2015 Bite of East COunty

Food just tastes better here!!  Once again, The Bite of East County is coming to town!  Get ready for an amazing assortment of savory and sweet food offerings to satisfy your palate!  Everything from Bumpers Grill & Bar to Corbett Country Market with desserts and delicacies in between!  Are you hungry yet?
Bite of East County Food

Come help us celebrate East County’s culinary offerings with mouth watering menu items by some of Oregon’s finest.  Whether it’s a sampling of small plates or enjoying a full meal the choices are varied, delicious and plentiful!

If you haven’t experienced this before, you won’t want to miss it!  This year will feature three different bands playing music throughout the day as well!  Fun, food and festivities for all!!

2015 Bite of East County Music

The best part about this event is it’s a fund raiser for Zarephath Kitchen & Pantry which runs a soup kitchen and food pantry for those in need here in East County.  Last year over 180,000 meals were served.

So, come one, come all!  Join us on July 25th for the 3rd Annual Bite of East County, Columbia Park, also known as Imagination Station, 1900 SW Cherry Pard Rd, Troutdale, Oregon.  Doors open at 12 noon.

We have tickets here at Gresham Ford (we’d love to give you at no charge), so drop by anytime!!

Remember we’re open until Midnight for all your service needs, so come on down, get your oil changed and pick up some tickets for this great event!  See you soon!!

2015 Bite of East County Sponsors

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cruise at the College and the Gresham Arts Festival

We know there are a million things to do this summer but this is one more thing you need to add to your “must do” list.  Sunday July 19th, 11am-4pm at Mt Hood Community College, we are proud to be a sponsor of the “Cruise the College” car show.  Hosted by the Mt Hood Mustangs and Fords Club, it’s a day of fun for all ages.  There are goodie bags for the first 250 attendees, music provided by Cruisin’ Tunes, over 45 trophies will be awarded, a raffle to benefit My Father’s House and Wounded Warrior Project and a special car quilt auction!
Cruise the College July 19th 2015


Trophy Classes for the Cruise at the College
 Lots of fun you won’t want to miss!! Use the NW lot at the college with entrance on the Stark Street side for participants and the main entrance on Kane for spectators.  It’s an open event so any and all can enter and participate. If you’d like more information or would like to enter a vehicle is this great show, please visit www.mhmf .com. This will follow on the heals of the event we’re all waiting for, The Gresham Art Festival! The 2015 Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18, is the biggest festival in 14 years. More than 150 talented artists plus a Guinness World Record event.  Don’t forget to get your family, friends, employees and co-workers together and sign up to color in one of the chalk squares and help us reach our goal of 350 squares.  Now that will be something to celebrate!! It's a day filled with "Look at that!" art, music, food and fun, turning the city's historic downtown into a giant art gallery.

The summer fun never ends here in East County!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fight Hunger in 30 Seconds

Neighbors helping neighbors since 1967! SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor.
SnowCap Community Charities helps Feed East County
SnowCap has been selected as a semi-finalist to receive a $9,000 grant from the Advantis Credit Union GROW Fund.  This funding will be used to purchase a much-needed freezer for their pantry. We need your help! The public is invited to vote daily for their favorite project among 12 worthy agencies between now and July 17th, 2015. Will you take 30 seconds and vote for SnowCap? Please go to, www.advantiscu.org and take the 30 seconds and help us fight hunger in East County!



Thank you for taking a moment to support your neighbors in need and sharing the link with your friends on Facebook. We can't fight hunger without you.  SnowCap volunteers make a difference for their neighbors in need.  They feed over 8,000 people per month.  This involves food drives, picking up and delivering food, sorting food donations, stocking shelves, packing bags.  It also means driving trucks, weeding the garden, working on committees and interviewing clients. If you think you’d like to help this amazing organization, don’t hesitate, go to their website today and look at all the opportunities.

On another note, don’t forget the Gresham Ford Art Contest going on right now.  We’re looking for anything “Ford”.  Photos, paintings, drawings, whatever you’ve got. Come and visit our show room and take a look at the awesome entries we’ve received so far and vote for your favorite! We’ll be counting the votes on July 15th with the winner displayed in our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival, July 18th.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Gresham Ford has Gone Fishing

Gresham Ford Sponsors Fishing Information Tour
This past weekend was National Fishing & Boating Week and we are fortunate to have Ed Chin, a local Gresham resident and professional fishing sportsman, to heighten our awareness.  Being a representative of the FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) and TBO (The Bass Federation of Oregon) Ed is   just returning from a national tour where he won awards and recognition for his expertise and 
knowledge in the world of fishing, (Bass fishing to be more precise).  Partnering with Walmart, he visited regional Walmart stores in Hood River, Wood Village and St. Helen, Oregon.  At each of these locations he displayed a truck and the boat he was pulling, visited with customers about fishing tackle and answered questions on where to fish.  Traveling over 250 miles over the week end, the truck and boat combo were a huge hit with the store’s employees and customers generating lots of questions concerning the boat, truck and fishing.

We were happy to supply Ed with a 2015 F-150 on this journey and we feel privileged to be a part of this glimpse into the world of fishing.  If you’d like to know more or ask some serious questions of Ed yourself, please visit www.tbforegon.com or Ed Chin's Facebook page

Here’s a quote found on the TBF website; 
"With every trip I collect new mementoes, though few are collected in scrapbooks. And all who fish for bass across the land collect them too. They are the images from first light to last and from first fish to last. And we'd share them in a minute. Some recall particular triumphs, often preserved in snapshots and clippings, while others we tend to hide, at least until we're ready to laugh about them. Daybreak, canebreaks, heartbreaks, muggy nights and foggy mornings.  A hundred things that worked, and a thousand more that should have. That's bass fishing."-George Krame

Friday, June 5, 2015

Gresham Ford is looking for artists

We’re looking for the best “Ford” art in East County!  Do you have an eye for photography and a passion for Ford products?  Are you a painter with a fondness for that old Ford parked in the driveway?  Get your camera and your paint brushes, or your quilt patches or sculpting tools out and create a work of art and enter to win!  It can be anything you desire to create centered around the Ford Oval logo.

There will be three prize winners with 1st place receiving a whopping $500 towards your next set of Tires from Gresham Ford-Quick Lane.  2nd place, a Spa Day for your car ($185 value).  And 3rd place, a Works Package ($39.95 value)

To enter; please visit www.greshamford.com and click on the banner ad, “Art Contest” and fill out the entry form.  Bring your art accompanied by the form to Gresham Ford.  Ask for Amy Tipsord or call 503-407-6764.

On another note, Northwest Ford Dealers Advertising Association is again launching their annual Peanut Butter Drive. The summer months are the hardest on low income families as their children are home and having good nutritious food on a consistent basis is difficult.  With the help from the local food banks, many families are assisted through the summer to keep their kids happy and healthy.  

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Drop a jar by Gresham Ford or bring it to our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival, July 18th.  All peanut butter collected at Gresham Ford will benefit our local food bank, SnowCap Community Charities.  Every little bit helps!

Gresham Arts Festival July 18th 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Point at Gresham Ford

Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to provide free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.  The charity’s longstanding calling card program, “Minutes that Matter” has provided servicemen and women with an estimated 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to more than 213 million minutes of FREE talk time.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was found by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, MA at the ages of 12 and 13.  The organization has prevented more than 11.6 million cell phones from ending up in landfills.  How it works, they collect pre-owned cell phones, recycle them for cash (approximately $5 per phone) and then they purchase calling cards for our military personal that are thousands of miles from their loved ones.  It started when these two kids heard of a soldier getting hit with an $8,000 phone bill.  With the help of their community, car washes and the like, they raised the money to help him pay his bill.

And then they devised this plan so that our armed forces in far away places could keep connected to
those back home.We, here at Gresham Ford, are so very proud of these two kids that have made such a difference in the lives of those that sacrifice their day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces.

If you’d like to help, please visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com or if you have a cell phone you’d like to donate, just drop it by Gresham Ford and we’ll ship it for you.  The gift of just a few minutes can bring hope to both those that serve and those left at home.  These minutes do matter…