The Miller Family plays in a dune buggy wrapped with Christmas lights at the Light Up Main Street event on Saturday, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association gives back this holiday season

November has been a busy month for the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association.

More than 125 children and adults gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley’s Boys and Girls Club Newhall facility on Nov. 14, 2017 to enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Association and catered by Salt Creek Grille. A few nights later, hundreds of residents enjoyed ushering the holiday season at the city of Santa Clarita’s Light Up Main Street event in Old Town Newhall co-sponsored, in part, by the Valencia Auto Center.

“The Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association has supported many causes throughout our 19-year history,” said Don Fleming, president of the Association. In addition to the Boys and Girls Club and Old Town Newhall holiday event, the Association has sponsored the city of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program, a scoreboard at Central Park, Optimist Safety Town, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Foundation, SCV Senior Center, Child & Family Center, and local high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District.

“The auto industry faces fierce competition within the Greater Los Angeles area. The dealers represented by the Association understand that gives residents many choices when purchasing vehicles and they appreciate the opportunity to keep that business local,” Fleming stated.

In 2016, motor vehicle sales and leases represented approximately 23% of the City’s annual sales tax revenue for a total of $7,335,148 in sales tax revenue. Over the past decade (2007-2016), nearly $55 million in sales tax revenue from the Valencia Auto Center has been added to the City’s General Fund.

That means more funds for new roads, road maintenance, sidewalk repair, and bridge expansions; parks, trails and open space; and free public entertainment, arts, and events.

During the month of November, residents can enter to win a $1,000 cash giveaway sponsored by the Association. No purchase required. Winner will be selected on Dec. 4, 2017. Visit www.valenciaautocenter.com to enter.

The above information was provided to The Signal via a news release from the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association.

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