| For Immediate Release
January 22, 2013
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Kristen King, Executive Director
Friendly Kia announced as Presenting Sponsor for True Oldies Concert
New Port Richey, FL – Friendly Kia has agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor for the True Oldies concert on April 12. Thanks to their generous support, the Friendly Kia True Oldies concert will be free! We are thrilled to partner with such a community focused company.
The host for the evening will be True Oldies 106.3. The headliner for the concert will be the Black Honkeys, who specialize in feel good motown soul music. The other acts for the concert have not yet been confirmed. Check out the website at www.chascofiesta.com to stay up to date on the 2013 Chasco Fiesta™.
The mission of Chasco Fiesta™, Inc. is to provide a venue for local non-profits to raise funds and awareness for their organizations. The nine day festival will take place April 5 – April 13 at Sims Park in New Port Richey.
On November 9th, Friendly Kia participated in the First Annual Festival of the Trees, helping the Good Samaritan Health Clinic raise over $8,000! Over 4,000 patients have benefited from Good Samaritan Health Clinic services this year alone. The Good Samaritan Clinic measures success by the number of lives touched and the way they are able to reach out to other and truly make a difference. We at Friendly Kia are happy to support their efforts. A heartfelt thanks for all involved in the community for being a part of the success.
All New Friendly Kia Trolley!!
Friendly Kia purchased this trolley and has made it available to ALL Main Street Downtown events; including all charitable and homeowner events in the local community. Whenever it is around, you know that big things are happening and Friendly Kia is providing free transportation to the multitudes!
Friendly Kia supports "Festival of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza
benefiting The Good Samaritan Health Clinic
The first “Festival of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza,” sponsored by friendly KIA Motors, will benefit The Good Samaritan Health Clinic. This event will be held at the Gulf View Square Mall the entire week of Nov. 22-28 in the mall. A VIP kick-off affair is planned for the evening of Sun., Nov. 21 also at the mall.
There will be 30 different tree sizes sponsored by a variety of local businesses and each will be fully decorated and auctioned off at the VIP affair. Any remaining trees available after the auction will remain at the mall for the week. The Good Samaritan clinic will sell chance tickets for a silent auction for the remaining trees through Sun., Nov. 28.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. The Free Clinic is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization that provides quality, non-emergency medical and dental services free of charge to eligible indigent and less fortunate folks that live in Pasco County.
If you would like more information about VIP tickets or volunteer opportunities, please call the Clinic at 727-848-7789.
12th ANNUAL KIAFEST DRAWS APPROX. 16,000 PEOPLE
Dealer entertains locals with Bands and Fireworks
John Gilliss, Owner of Friendly KIA in New Port Richey, Florida is known as Mr. Friendly around town and it is due to his generosity. Every year a week before the 4th of July celebration in Tampa Bay he brings Bands, Arts & Crafts, Games and a giant Fireworks display to Sims Park in downtown NewPort Richey.
This year the KIAFEST was a surfing celebration with four tribute bands rocking the park: Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, Todd Plant’s Doobie Brothers and The Eagles.
Approximately 16,000 people attended the 2010 KIAFEST on June 28th and got a chance to take a look at the KIA vehicle lineup that surrounded the stage!
What a fantastic way to be in the public eye as a contributor to the local community. We believe that this is a great special interest story that would be a positive influence and benefit all dealers if shared through Automotive News.
See see pictures from previous years, please click here: Kia Fest Fun!
For more information or an interview please call John Gilliss on his cell phone
727-641-3930. Additional Photos Available.