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Military Appreciation Night at New Alexandria Demolition Derby

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Kudos to Smail Collision Center employee Becky Davis on her successful fundraising event at Military Appreciation Night at the New Alexandria Lions Demolition Derby this past Friday evening.

As part of the event, Davis and her team of volunteers collected money for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation by taking donations and selling bracelets, balloons and tshirts, with all proceeds going to the organization. They raised a total of $770 from those in attendance.

Helping Davis…

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2017 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival - Smail Cars in the Community


The 43rd Annual Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival is going on this weekend at Twin Lakes Park, June 29th - July 2nd. This family-friendly event features arts and crafts vendors, educational activities, live performance artists, and a wide variety of foods that you can enjoy while being surrounded by the beautiful woods and lakes of Western Pennsylvania.


I was able to spend a few hours at Twin Lakes on the opening day of the festival, enjoying just a sampling of what this festival has to offer. When you go, get there early in the morning and be ready for a full day…

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Smail Auto Group Presents Feherty's Troops First Foundation with $64,675 Donation

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Smail Auto Group held a check presentation ceremony this week for the funds raised for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation during Military Appreciation Month. Smail donated $125 for every new and used vehicle sold throughout the month of May at all Smail locations. This year’s total donation was $64,675.


This is the sixth year the Smail Auto Group has collected for Troops First, an organization that develops, operates and supports wellness, quality of life and event-based initiatives for today’s combat-wounded military personnel. The Smail family has taken personal interest in the...

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Old Joe Club Charities' Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament 2017

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The 28th Annual Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament was held this past Sunday at the Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood. The event, a fundraiser for the Old Joe Club Charities, is one of the largest nationally sanctioned matches in the country and is the most prized event of its kind in our community.


“This actually is the largest of the ones we’ve had,” said Ernie Vallozzi, president of Old Joe Club Charities. “It’s spectacular, the weather is perfect. We’ll be entertaining about 1800 guests today.”


Amy Dicesere, event coordinator of the Westmoreland Croquet Club adds...

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Arnold Palmer Regional Airport - Westmoreland County Airshow Preview - Smail Cars in the Community

On this episode of Cars in the Community, we hop into a 2017 GMC Acadia Denali from Smail GMC and head down Rte 30 to our neighbors in Latrobe at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport! Be sure to check out the Westmoreland County Airshow the weekend of June 24-25, 2017.
Special thanks to Gabe Monzo of the airport authority, and Smail GMC for use of their vehicle! For more information, visit
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"Earn Your Wings" Shop 'n Save Campaign for Troops First Foundation - Rich Haeflein Interview

?The month of May is Military Appreciation Month, so Shop 'n Save stores, in conjunction with the Westmoreland County International Airshow 2017, are raising funds for Feherty's Troops First Foundation through their "Earn Your Wings" campaign.
"We designed this cardstock cutout in the shape of military wings," explained Rich Haeflein, Advertising Account Manager for Shop 'n Save stores. "We distributed these to our stores, and we ask our customers to give us a $1 donation. All proceeds benefit Feherty's Troops First Foundation, and it is just amazing to see how the community...
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Smail Donations During May and Shop 'n Save "Earn Your Wings" Campaign for Feherty's Troops First Foundation

The month of May is Military Appreciation Month, and Smail Auto Group and Shop 'n Save like to take this time to show our appreciation by raising funds for our military and their families. Smail Auto Group will donate $125 to Feherty's Troops First Foundation for every vehicle sold or leased in the month of May. Shop 'n Saves stores will be collecting donations from the community through their "Earn Your Wings" campaign.

Donations and contributions to Troops First is an integral part of the organization's success. "We actually survive on private sector donations," said Rick Kell...
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Interview with Troops First Foundation Exec Director Rick Kell - Cars in the Community

In this episode of "Cars in the Community" I had the pleasure of talking with Rick Kell, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Troops First Foundation. We get to talk about the founding of the foundation and their initiatives. During the month of May, for every new or used vehicle sold at any Smail location, we are donating $125 to Troops First.

Feherty's Troops First Foundation works to provide meaningful assistance to our military who have been wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through several relevant and unduplicated programs along with specialized events designed for...
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