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Toyota of Cool Springs surpasses toy drive goals

Mike Alexander, far left, greets Army Sgt. Joshua Morphew, second from left, Spc. Kenneth Moses, Spc. Dominic Espinoza and Spc. Corey Zurawski drove from Fort Campbell to pick-up toys donated by Toyota of Cool Springs employees and customers. Also pictured are Mayor Ken Moore, George Girjel, Kris Krabill, and former Mayor Tom Miller.
Photos by Pam Horne


The 135 employees of Toyota of Cool Springs on West McEwen Drive kicked into Santa gear by leading a toy drive for the children of Franklin’s adopted Delta Company, of the Army’s First Battalion-327 Regiment based at Fort Campbell. 
“We wanted to do something as far as a toy drive so I contacted Mike Alexander with the Franklin Breakfast Rotary and he referred me to Tom Miller,” said General Manager Kris Krabill.
When Miller explained that there were about 20 kids in the families of Delta Company, Krabill said he knew the dealership wanted to go beyond that number and provide for the entire 1-327 Regiment.
“150 toys turned out to be over 250 toys, and then it turns out we’ve got 277,” Krabill said of the campaign that garnered support from customers and employees.
The dealership, which opened in 2011, handles about 300 automotive transactions a month, ranging from the subcompact Yaris to the luxury Land Cruiser'.

George Girjel, owner, Toyota of Cool Springs helps load toys onto an Army transport from Fort Campbell.

Posted on: 12/20/2013


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