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Thunder Over Evans Postponed Until 2021

Thunder Over Evans may be postponed until May 15, 2021, but we hope you will continue to celebrate those who serve on this Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16. We are a proud sponsor of this incredible event and look forward to celebrating with you next year!

Until then, enjoy this aerial view of last year’s Grand Finale!

Thunder 2019 Finale Aerial Video

Aerial footage of the finale. The breeze shifted directions, it's about the only piece that we never have control over. Wind direction is a hit or miss depending on the year.

Posted by Thunder Over Evans on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 

Gerald Jones Subaru Donates $8,605 to the Augusta Canal

Gerald Jones Subaru fulfilled their Subaru Share the Love commitment by presenting a check of $8,605 to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area on Tuesday, May 5th. The virtual presentation was made through a live Instagram video shared between the two organizations at noon. Charles Beasley, Gerald Jones Subaru General Manager, and Kristen McDowell, Gerald Jones Subaru Love Promise Coordinator, presented the Share the Love donation to Ms. Julianna Shurtleff, Development and Outreach Manager of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.
 
Gerald Jones Subaru’s Share the Love event was from November 2019-January 2020. With every new car sold, Subaru donated $250 to a charity chosen by Subaru customers.  As the Gerald Jones Subaru home charity, customers chose the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area to to be the recipient of this year’s Share the Love event. 
 

A Shiny New Subaru Award for Our Shiny New Subaru Showroom

We have a lot to celebrate! We are renovating and expanding our Subaru shop and showroom to provide a more comfortable place for our customers to purchase, service, and celebrate their Subies.

On top of our new digs, we have received the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer & Community Commitment Award! Why is this so special?

“Only elite Subaru retailers who exhibit remarkable dedication to both pillars of the Love Promise – exceptional service to their customers and extraordinary work in their communities – can earn this award.” – Subaru.com

Our final decorator details will be in place later this fall, but you don’t need to wait until then to pay us a visit. We would love to show you how we earned our new Customer & Community Award; with a no-pressure atmosphere and a noteworthy commitment to our customers.

Gerald Jones Subaru Sponsors Augusta Canal Field Trip for Lamar Milledge 4th Grade

Gerald Jones Subaru is excited to partner with the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area this year. In 1996, the Augusta Canal received the National Heritage Area (NHA) designation. The Augusta Canal NHA is a non-profit organization that works hard to preserve the natural structures of the Canal and provides the public an opportunity to learn and participate in their work.
On March 16, 2018 Gerald Jones Subaru sponsored a field trip for the Lamar Milledge Elementary 4th grade to the Augusta Canal at Enterprise Mill. Their day started off by going on a scavenger hunt in the Discovery Center. The children learned all about the history of how the Augusta Canal served as a power source to Augusta’s Industrial factories and textile mills throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The Augusta Canal is the only industrial power canal in the nation still in use for its original purpose. The children made their way outside, up a ramp, to a dock where they boarded a replica canal cargo boat, or Petersburg boat, and headed down the Augusta Canal. They were treated to sightings of yellow belly sliding turtles sunbathing, Blue and White Herrings, as well as learning all about the 19th century textile mills and Confederate Powder Works. Their excitement was undeniable as they docked and headed into a classroom to learn about the science behind the operation of the Augusta Canal. Using pulley systems and water from the canal, they were delighted to see how electricity is created. As the Lamar Milledge 4th grade headed back to their bus, Gerald Jones Subaru gifted each child with a Subaru backpack filled with a jump rope, Frisbee, notepad, pens and a few other mementos for them to enjoy. Being able to gift this opportunity to the children at Lamar Milledge Elementary, one which they might not otherwise have, is a feeling we at Gerald Jones Subaru will never forget. Through our partnership with the Augusta Canal NHA, we are going to be able to give back to the community in so many wonderful ways.

Lamar Milledge Field Trip Video

Gerald Jones Ford Lincoln Makes a ‘Big Wish’ for Area Children

When The Lincoln Motor Company asked area dealerships to share ‘wishes’ that exist in our local communities, Brian Winters, the General Manager of Gerald Jones Ford Lincoln, responded with a big wish for our local children. He asked The Lincoln Motor Company to help Gerald Jones Ford Lincoln give a Merry Christmas to underprivileged children of the CSRA through a donation of $1000.00 to Toys for Tots. Mr. Winters had already launched a radio campaign earlier in the month, sharing that Gerald Jones Ford Lincoln would match all toy donations dropped off at the dealership. The response was an overwhelming outpour from the community to those in need. After matching the gifts, The Lincoln Motor Company’s additional $1000.00 donation was the cherry on top of what will be a better Christmas for these children.

From Gerald Jones Ford Lincoln, we hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Subaru Loves Pets

Gerald Jones Subaru had a howling good time providing a space for the Dog Networking Agents of Augusta to hold a very successful “Meet and Greet” dog adoption event! All of the dogs that are rescued by the Dog Networking Agents are placed with foster parents and are analyzed for their specific needs. Families or Individuals who want to adopt are required to fill out an application and schedule a home inspection to make sure they are able to care for their new pet properly. So many shelters are becoming overloaded with animals from owners who find they are unable to provide a proper home for their pets, and the Dog Networking Agents are working to eliminate their rescues from being displaced again after they become adopted. Gerald Jones Subaru had a tremendous turnout for the “Meet and Greet” event, and every pup that was on site received at least one adoption application. The Fantastic Four pups, who were rescued from the side of a road, stole everyone’s hearts and each one has found a “Fur”ever home of their own! Reid, a calm and loyal companion, is happy to have found someone to love him the rest of his days. Izzy, a spunky bully mix and her puppy, Milkyway, were adopted as well! Supporting the Dog Networking Agents is an honor and Gerald Jones Subaru is looking forward to hosting more “Meet and Greet” events soon!

 

Gerald Jones Auto Group Recognized for Excellent Finance & Insurance Team

 

Wow! What a September! F&I and Showroom Magazine announced they had selected Gerald Jones Auto Group as one of their 2017 F&I Pacesetters.

What does this mean? It means that our Finance and Insurance Team has been recognized across all eight Gerald Jones Auto Group brands as being excellent in their field. Criteria for the award included: our policies, practices, procedures, ethics, leadership roles held in our industry, and our support of the community. We were also proud to share our Better Business Bureau A+ rating for all eight auto group brands.

How does this help our customers? It means that our F&I Team brings years of personal experience with lenders, paired with excellent customer service and business integrity.

Congratulations to our F&I Team. You’re the best!

Honda Service Week

On Saturday, June 10, in participation of Honda Service Week, a few of our gracious staff members donated their time and volunteered under the 15th street bridge with the Bridge Ministry of the CSRA. The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA is a non profit organization that was founded by Pastor Roger Gardner and his wife Kimmi in 2007. They started the ministry by coming to the 15th street bridge and praying with the people that would typically be there to find drugs, a place to sleep, or shelter from the heat of the day. Over the years, the Bridge Ministry has grown into a powerhouse of hope and a place for people in need to go for a hot meal, clothing, and a listening ear. Today, over 250 meals are prepared and served and hundreds of clothing items, hygiene packs, and food bags are distributed to the inner city poor and homeless every Saturday. The Bridge Ministry places over 200 chairs facing a stage area where Pastor Roger delivers a message of hope and understanding. A children’s ministry is set up as well, giving children a place to worship in a fun and safe environment. Without the help of countless volunteers and the physical and financial support from over 15 local churches and businesses, the Bridge Ministry of the CSRA could not be what it is today. We at Gerald Jones Honda are blessed to have been a part of this amazing ministry and look forward to volunteering our time again.

Habitat For Learning

The children here in Augusta, GA are getting ready to dive into summer break and are ready to trade books for swimsuits. Before the bells rang, Gerald Jones Subaru was able to reach out to Baker Place Elementary and implant the importance of preserving the earth. As part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, we installed a Certified Wildlife Habitat with Principal Fleischauer and a few of Baker Place Elementary’s 5th grade students. We planted several butterfly bushes, placed a toad house, set up a bird bath, birdfeeders, and birdhouses. The students will water the plants the rest of the school year and one of the teachers has volunteered to care for the habitat over the summer months. When the students return in August, the habitat will be growing in and abundantly providing food and shelter for the wildlife in the area. Classrooms will have the chance to take their science studies outside and learn hands on how a natural habitat is maintained. Gerald Jones Subaru is excited to provide such a wonderful learning tool for our community’s youth!