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Romines Motor Co. in Houston will host its sixth annual fundraising event to benefit Houston High School this from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s version is of the event is called “Driven to Give” and is sponsored by the Lincoln Motor Co. division of Ford Motor Co.

The idea is simple: For every test drive of a Lincoln vehicle, Lincoln will donate $20 to the cause, up to $8,000. Houston Schools Superintendent Dr. Allen Moss said the funds will go toward the purchase of white boards and projectors for every HHS classroom.

“We would like all the support we can get because we want to get the ball rolling for this project,” said Romines Motor Co. co-owner Don Romines. “It’s a very worthwhile project.”

In a similar event last year (Drive 4UR School, sponsored by Ford Motor Co.), Romines raised $5,800 that went toward audio-video equipment for the library media center. The dealership has raised more than $27,000 for the high school in the past five years, funds that have helped fund installation of air conditioning units in Hiett Gymnasium, expansion of a security system and construction of commons area.

“It’s very good that Lincoln offers to put money back into the community that buys their automobiles,” Romines said. “Supporting our community is the No. 1 goal of Ford and Lincoln, and the school is the foundation of the community.”

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