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Small Business Saturday is a Worthy Holiday Tradition Zachary businesses are once again participating in Small Business Saturday on November 30, the annual shopping event following Black Friday that is focused on boosting small business sales for local economies. Big box chain stores are owned by fortune 500 companies whose corporate headquarters are based in other cities, but small businesses are usually owned by people who live in the same community as their business. In other words, when a patron shops at a small business, they are supporting the Zachary economy. American Express began “Small Business Saturday” in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, more than 100 million people shopped at independently owned small businesses on that day. All kinds of businesses participate in Small Business Saturday, so it doesn’t hurt to ask any small business whether they’re offering special discounts or offers on November 30. Locally, there are many gift shops and boutiques offering special deals on both Friday and Saturday. According to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) latest small-business optimism index, the outlook among small business owners is still wary. The survey found that weak sales are still the number one issue facing small business owners who universally agree that they won’t hire new employees if they are worried about keeping the lights on. They are also not willing to expand in the face of uncertainty about the
cost of new regulations coming out of Washington. Small Business Saturday is a good opportunity for community members to support the establishments that mean so much to America’s economic wellbeing. According to the inaugural Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, released in November by NFIB and American Express, nearly half of all independent merchants plan to incorporate Small Business Saturday into their holiday marketing plans, while 67 percent plan to offer special discounts on November 30. Small businesses generally offer better service than chain stores, and their owners and employees know the merchandise a little better and are able to give their customers more one-onone time. When you shop at a small business, there’s a good chance you’ll be dealing directly with the owner. Small business owners and their employees are extremely customerfocused because their livelihoods depend on your repeat business. In fact, of those small business owners planning to promote Small Business Saturday, 80 percent expect a year-overyear boost in sales on that day. Most participating small businesses also report that they will offer additional bonuses including coupons for future discounts, free gift-wrapping, and giveaways through contests or with purchase. Small business is the heart and soul of our local economy and social structure. Local small business owners are the first to volunteer in the schools, help with civic organizations, and hire local employees. Our local newspaper was built on advertising from local small businesses, and I encourage shoppers to focus their holiday spending on local merchants.
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No. 10 Zachary was able to hold on against No. 23 Thibodaux in a 43-40 shootout that saw both teams score six touchdowns in a Class 5A bi-district playoff game. Running back Forrest Town led Zachary (8-3) with 98 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. The senior also snagged a scoring reception. Sophomore quarterback Lindsey Scott did much of his damage on the ground, running for two scores and passing for another. PHOTOS by Sharron Ventura.
Zachary POST Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Resurrecting the Tradition of the Christmas Tree Farm
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Sitting on frontage along Highway 963, Windy Hills, the Christmas tree farm located just 10 minutes northwest of Clinton in Ethel, is, indeed, windy. It was a chilly, blustery November day on the farm as owners Ricky and Lisa Peairs prepared buckets of water for trees that will find their way into someone’s home this holiday season. The Christmas trees, nestled together in neat rows on a large expanse of farmland, look deceptively small. But that is just an illusion, the Peairs’ insist. Many customers have made the mistake of “sizing up,” realizing once they set the tree up in the living room that somehow the tree grew on the way home. It takes 3-4 years for the trees at Windy Hills tree to reach 6 feet, the typical requested height for Christmas trees, so Ricky and Lisa were in the Christmas tree-growing business for 3 years before they ever sold their first tree; the couple planted their first tree in 1999, and sold their first tree in 2002. Following an early retirement, Ricky, who also raises cattle and other livestock on the farm, decided to start the business with the part-time help of his wife, Lisa, who is otherwise employed as a veterinarian. Initially intending for the Christmas tree venture to serve as a fun,
leisurely retirement business, to their delight – and their chagrin – Windy Hills has grown into a very successful, but very demanding enterprise. When Lisa first suggested to her husband that the property would make a great Christmas Tree farm (not letting on that her father and brothers had all politely declined the idea), she remembers that Ricky agreed it was a good idea. “And that was the last time he said that, laughed Lisa.” The Pearis agree that they could not both work full-time jobs and run the tree farm; in fact, they hire additional help during the selling season in order to pack a year’s worth of sales into the short holiday window. The Pearis grow trees on about 8 acres of their 97-acre property. In the beginning of this venture, Ricky and Lisa sought advice from other small tree-farmers in the South through a professional organization called the Southern Christmas Tree Association. These seasoned experts recommended that the couple focus predominantly on 2 types of Cypress - Leyland and Murray - and a fragrant,
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lacy, silver-toned tree called a Carolina Sapphire, all of which grow well in a South Louisiana climate though, interestingly, are not native to Louisiana. These trees never go dormant like their Northern cousins such as the Douglas and Fraser firs, so the Peairs are careful to explain to their customers that when you bring one of their trees home, you are bringing home a live Christmas tree which requires frequent and consistent watering. Live and learn is the mantra at Windy Hills, as neither member of this husband and wife team had any experience running a Christmas tree farm. The Christmas tree farm industry used to be very large in Louisiana; there were several hundred small farms in the state in the 1970s. Currently, there are only about 75 farms scattered throughout the states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. This dramatic decrease, Lisa posits, can be traced to the general move away from the family farm. As younger generations choose to pursue careers off the family farm, these businesses shut down and are replaced by
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Zachary POST 3 big box hardware stores that supply trees that have been shipped for sale around the country. With few examples to model themselves upon, the Peairs had to rely on the experiences of tree farmers in other parts of the deep South, lessons that were fine-tuned over the years as the couple adapted those models to the climate, geography, and culture of the area. For instance, Lisa explained that their tree selection has shifted slightly over the years to bend to local tastes; most of the farm is dedicated to Leyland and Murray cypress. They also grow the Carolina Sapphires for customers who prefer this silvery, aromatic tree and in order to make their signature creation, the Snowman Tree, which is a Carolina Sapphire carved into a …well…
a snowman. The Snowman Tree was created on a whim and then caught on when a neighbor insisted on buying it. The customer is always right – or the neighbor in this case – and now these special trees have become such a tradition in some households that they buy both their regular Christmas tree and a Snowman Tree. The learning curve has been made steeper for the Peairs by the paradoxical weather of Louisiana, namely hurricanes and drought. Recently, they addressed the drought issue by installing an irrigation system at the farm. This improvement will make yearly tree-crop yields much more predictable as trees will tend to all grow at the same average rate given a regular supply of water. However, hurricanes are - as hurricanes tend to
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chosen by a family but were subsequently allowed to grow into majestic queens that grace the fanciest of foyers. As each year passes, the team makes improvements to the farm to make the tree-hunting experience fun for everyone. This year, the couple added attractions that will help keep the kids entertained while Mom and Dad wrestle with trees. There is a hay bale fort and a tire tower to climb on. And if it’s a chilly night, there is always a warm fire burning in the giant fire-pit and hot chocolate and coffee in the office. If you aren’t in the market for a tree, Windy Hills also sells fresh garlands and wreaths which sell-out every year. Opening day is Nov 29 and it’s first come first serve!
Zachary POST Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Junior Broncos A-Team Wins Super Bowl As the lights shined brightly at Wildcat Stadium in Central on Saturday night the Zachary Junior Broncos’ 11-12 year old football team were on their way to capping off a memorable season with a Southern Louisiana Youth Football Association Super Bowl Championship. These Broncos were no ordinary group. They won the regular season championship with an undefeated 8-0 record while averaging over 55 points a game and only surrendering two touchdowns in the regular season. The Broncos continued their winning ways in the playoffs defeating Prairieville at St. Amant a week earlier by a score of 58-8. The Super Bowl at Wildcat Stadium got off to a fast start led by the running of Wes Brady and the blocking of a dominant offensive
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line. The Broncos led 44-0 at the half with their swarming defense and balanced offensive attack. The final turned out to be another strong victory for a team that dominated throughout the year and capped it off with a 66-8 Super Bowl win. Head Coach Jimmy Milazzo said, “Youth football is so much more than just football. It’s the hard work, perseverance and commitment to details that kids learn in our sport that’s most important. For this group of young players, and players across our league to walk away with an understanding of the things that make them successful in football, as well as life, is the main focus of our program. We are proud of our players for their accomplishments. They were probably one of the most talented groups to ever compete in this league”.
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Crossfit Zachary Raises over $6,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness On Saturday, November 2, Crossfit Zachary hosted their first annual Barbells 4 Boobs fundraiser. The event consisted of a special workout of the day or “WOD” called “Amazing Grace” and “Helen meets Grace.” Many spectators enjoyed music and fun while watching participants dedicate workouts to those suffering from breast cancer. The purpose of the event was to bring the community together to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness and raise money for qualified women who need screening or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. Barbells for Boobs is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Every $80 donated helps fund one mammogram for someone in need. Funds raised through Barbells for
The Crossfit Zachary Crew during their Cancer Awareness fund-raiser.
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Boobs go directly to the Mammograms in Action Grant Program. Through this program, Crossfit is able to provide funding and resources nationwide. “By supporting Barbells for Boobs, we’re helping low-income and uninsured women get the examinations they need in order to stay cancer free. We have raised $6,300 and counting. We had 75 participants and many spectators on hand. I would like to thank everyone who donated and came out to show their support,” says Fabian Herrera, owner. “With the help of our CrossFit Mandeville friends we have exceeded our goal.” It’s not too late to help raise money for this worthy cause, please call (225) 255-0815, visit the website at www.crossfitzachary.com, or donate directly on their Barbells for Boobs fundraiser page at http://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/crossfitzachary.
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Zachary Fire Department Honors Firefighters of the Year
Every year the Zachary Fire Department selects one of its current firefighters as the department Firefighter of the Year. The 2013 Zachary Fire Department Career Firefighter of the Year is Chief of Training, Gordon Lipscomb. The award was presented at the 2013 Firemen’s Banquet on Saturday, November 16, at Fennwood Hills Country Club. The recipient of this recognition award is chosen based upon a nomination process that involves all of the current Zachary firefighters. Individual firefighters are nominated for the award based upon predetermined criteria including: leadership, community spirit, attendance at training sessions, overall level of participation and involvement, the amount of time dedicated to public relations activities, and a positive hard working attitude. All of these important firefighter attributes typically add up to an individual that is very dedicated to the fire department. Gordon Lipscomb has been with the Zachary Fire Department since joining the ranks in May 2005. Chief Lipscomb is a tireless worker that participates at a very high level in training, public relations events, and is a prompt emergency responder. Congratulations to Gordon Lipscomb on his past accomplishments, and for receiving this very special 2013 Zachary Firefighter of the Year Award. “Chief Lipscomb sets the bar. He’s what every firefighter should be, and he is the poster child for the fire department,” said Zachary Chief Danny Kimble. “He’s one of those firefighters that, whether he’s on or
Firefighter Jordan Charlet (center) with ZFD Chief Kimble.
ZFD Chief Kimble congratulating Chief Gordon Lipscomb.
The Zachary Fire Department at their annual Banquet on November 16 at Fennwood Hills Country Club.
off duty, he’s always doing something to better the department.” The Zachary Fire Department also recognized the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. The 2013 Zachary Volunteer Firefighter of the year is Jordan Charlet, also chosen by his fellow firefighters. Jordan is a
5 year volunteer veteran with the Zachary Fire Department. Volunteer firefighters sacrifice time away from their families and risk their lives to help others, and no one pays them for doing this. They do it because they care. “Volunteer Fireman Jordan Charlet never says no, he is in-
volved in weekly training exercises and continually gives back to the community, all while maintaining a full time job,” says Zachary Chief Danny Kimble. Congratulations Jordan Charlet for your community volunteerism as a voluntary firefighter.
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ACS and Local Restaurants Team Up in November
On Friday, November 15, Paul Mier of Chrisâ€™s Specialty Meat and Cajun Catch, along with his volunteer chefs, comprised of from left: Mayor David Amhrein, Mike Anderson, Marcel Lalonde, Bobby Watts, Glynn Stevens, Andy Castello, Donnie Leger, Paul Mier and Scott Plauche, cooked up some delicious gumbo to benefit the Zachary Food Pantry. Bowls were sold for $5 with walk-up sales totaling $3,641, this does not include pre-order sales and generous donations from Zachary Legendz Sports. In addition to funds raised through gumbo sales, over $16,000 and 6,000 pounds of canned goods were collected to be donated. Pack the Pantry will continue through the end of November, donations can be dropped off at the Zachary Food Pantry or call (225) 247-8859 for more ways that you can help.
During the month of November, American Cancer Society is teaming up with some of the local Zachary restaurants to show support in the community for the fight against cancer for the first ever Relay Restaurant Give Back. All you have to do is eat out on Tuesdays for lunch or dinner on designated days during the month of November and each restaurant will donate 10-20% (depending on the restaurant) of their proceeds of the entire day back to Relay for Life. Just make sure you mention Relay For Life when you order. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the following restaurants and support a great cause! This is the LAST WEEK:
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Thanks to your efforts we raised over $16,000 in addition to the generous food donations to the Zachary Community Food Pantry. Special thanks all of our sponsors for making this event a success.
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Bronco Basketball Season is On, Lady Broncos to Host John Herty, Jr. Memorial Tournament December 4 - 7 Zachary High Lady Broncos 2013 - 2014 Basketball DATE
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Doris Rowlett Jenkins, 91, passed away Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, where she was recuperating from a heart attack. She was born March 4, 1922, in Houston, Texas, and died November 17, 2013, in Baton Rouge. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many. She is survived by her son, former Rep. Louis E. “Woody” Jenkins, Jr., and his wife Diane Aker Jenkins; grandchildren Margaret Jenkins Savoye and her husband Darren of Jefferson, LA; Elizabeth Ann Jenkins of Denver, CO; David Aker Jenkins of Baton Rouge, and Catherine Ann Jenkins of Baton Rouge; greatgrandchildren Gabrielle, Louis Joseph, and James Sawyer Savoye of Jefferson, LA; and nephews and nieces Gordon and Jan Jenkins; Edward, Randall, and Mark Rowlett, and Anita Rowlett Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick Putnam Rowlett and Beatrice Eernisse Rowlett of Houston, Texas; her brother, Walter Rowlett, of Houston and her husband, Louis E. “Ory” Jenkins, Sr., of Ponchatoula and Baton Rouge. Doris grew up in Alvin and Shreveport. She attended Byrd High School and graduated from Alvin High School in 1940. During World War II, she met a handsome sailor who was recovering from war injuries at the Galveston Naval Hospital. They fell in love and married in 1946. They resided in Ponchatoula where they owned a restaurant, Little Ory’s Den, before moving to Houston and then Baton Rouge. Ory was an operator at Ethyl Corporation, and Doris worked in safety deposit at American Bank on Plank Road. She retired from the bank in 1982 after 25 years’ service. She was affectionately known as “G” by her grandchildren and their friends at Parkview. As a child, she had red hair and was known by the nickname “Pinky”. She loved to wear a red hat and a red cap, which was perfect when she played Mrs. Santa Claus for children in her later years. She has written an autobiography, which will be published on-line in the spring of 2014 by Community Press. It is a humorous collection of her writings from the 1920’s to the present. She has lived with her son Woody and daughter-in-law Diane for the past 27 years, and they cared for her during the many health problems she has endured for the past 15 years. Despite those, she maintained a clear mind and humorous wit until this weekend. She was recovering from a heart attack and doing well Saturday, but her condition declined early Sunday, and she passed away. Friends and acquaintances are invited to visitation Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, and again Wednesday at 10 a.m. Services will be conducted by Lt. Arron Mcguffee, Chaplain, USN, at 11 a.m. at the Resthaven cemetery.
Born 100 years ago at Wilderness Plantation, The Plains, Zachary, LA, Albert C. Mills, Jr. died early Tuesday, November 12, 2013. He was the son of Godly parents, Albert C. and Margaret Jane “”Maggie”” McKowen Mills. For his entire life he honored his father and his mother. He loved and remained faithful to his wife, Kathleen Louise Riddle for 71 years. They were married May 20, 1942 in St. Francisville, LA. Albert Mills stood firm and unwavering in his faith in God and trusted fully in His Son, Jesus Christ, for his salvation. He joined the Plains Presbyterian Church by profession of faith in 1923. An active member his entire life, he served as a deacon from 1936 until elected and installed as an elder in 1946. He was given emeritus status in 1990. He diligently prepared himself for his life’s vocations. He attended the Plains Church one-room school for First through Third grades, then went to Zachary High School where he graduated in 1930. He attended Davidson College in North Carolina for two years then transferred to LSU where he earned a BS degree in Agriculture Commerce in 1935. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served bravely in the United States Army in defense of his country during WWII. He trained men and operated postal service on both the East and West Coasts before being sent to England with his Army Postal Unit APO #544. He then served in Norway where he operated a P.O. for American Troops assigned to disarm German soldiers. He was discharged with honor and distinction with the rank of captain. He consistently provided for his family through hard work and sacrifice as a worker at Rhodes and Mills General Merchandise in Zachary, a manager at the Plains Store, as a cattle rancher, rural letter carrier for 30 years, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Zachary from 1956-1987, and avid gardener, skilled hunter and fisherman, organizer of Tri-Parish Co-Op, Officer of EBR Parish Farm Bureau and Member of the Cattlemen’s Association. His outstanding achievement was loving with devotion his wife, four children, nineteen grandchildren, and seventy great-grandchildren. He taught us how we should live the Christian life and serve God through humility, consistency of character, prayer life, family devotions, integrity, and Godly example. We praise God and thank him that we were blessed with such an honorable and loving husband and earthly father. He continues to be a living testimony to us all. His example lives on. “”Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?”” Job 12:12. Visitation will be at Plains Presbyterian Church, 22929 Old Scenic Highway 964 in Zachary, LA on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5pm until 8pm and then onSaturday, November 16, 2013 from 9am until funeral services at 11am, conducted by Rev. Bob Wojohn, Rev. Todd Lowery, and Rev. Campbell Silman. Burial will be at Young Family Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Louise Riddle of St. Francisville; one daughter, Kathleen Davis of Zachary; two sons: WIlmer R. Mills and his wife Betsy Jennings Mills of Zachary; David P. Mills and his wife Mary Lynn Farmer Mills of Zachary; daughter-in-law Dotty Mills; sister Jane Mills Burk of Zachary; brother Gilbert C. Mills of Zachary; 19 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert C. and Maggie McKowen Mills; brother Shannon Mills; son Albert Mills III; son-in-law John Mallory Davis; and grandson Wilmer Hastings Mills. Pallbearers will be grandsons Carter Mills, Andy Mills, Stuart Mills, John Mills, John Dan Davis, Mallory Davis, “”Chip”” Mills, and Kirk Mills. Honorary pallbearers will grandsonsin-law: Clint Gardner, Darrel Zweigle, Michael Ackman, Charles Irby, Trace Pourciau, Jon Davis, Daniel Hogue, Ryan Dawson, and Madison Morris. Additional honorary pallbearers will be brother Gilbert C. Mills, brother-in-law Dr. N.B. Riddle, and nephews Shannon Mills, Jr., Robert Mills, Jack Burk, and Gilbert C. Mills, Jr. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Plains Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.
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Now Accepting Applications! Curves of Clinton. Call 225-2443602 for Appointment. For Sale: 2012 Parker 6x10’ Utility Trailer. Like New! $1,000. 225-9787293 Help Wanted: Full Time Diesel Mechanic. Equip & Truck Experience Req’d. All tools supplied. Baker Area. 225-774-4229. Now Hiring! A Zachary Chamber member is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant. Candidate must have organizational skills, and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). The position would be full time, business hours. Send resumes to email@example.com For Sale: 2010 Kawasaki Mule. Tans 4010 camo. lift kit, wich, windshield, LED’s in Front and rear. $10,500. 225-931-4841. For Sale: 7’ Bushhog grooming mower. Excellent Condition. RTDH 84. $1400. 225-931-4841. For Sale! Seasoned Oak Firewood. $75 per truck load. Pick up only. Located in Slaughter 225-654-3236. Can’t or don’t have time for shopping or errands? Let me do it for you. Call Virginia (225) 301-6950. For Sale: Beautifully timbered 3.88 acre property on lake just North of Zachary! Call Marie Kennedy, Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Plus (225) 454-8289 or 570-2900 “Each office independently owned and operated”. For Sale: square bale horse hay $5.00. Goat and cattle squares $3.50. Delivery available. Round bales by request. Randy 658-8792.
Immediate opening for experienced Accountant 20 minutes North of Zachary.Accounting degree and Quickbooks experience required. Resumes firstname.lastname@example.org. I sharpen lawnmower and chainsaw blades. Call 247-5494. 2008 GMC Acadia, Excellent Condition, 3rd Row Seats, DVD Player, Loaded. N.A.D.A. $19,700. Sale Price $15,995. ON TIME MOTORS (225) 921-2185 2003 Ford F250, Reg. Cab Work Truck, Automatic, A/C, 55k Miles, Great Truck. Sale Price $6,500. ON TIME MOTORS (225) 921-2185 2002 Toyota Camry, Automatic, A/C, Gas Saver. Sale Price $5,995. ON TIME MOTORS (225) 921-2185 2003 Ford Windstar, Low Miles, One Owner, Great Condition. Sale Price $3,850. ON TIME MOTORS (225) 921-2185 READY TO BUILD YOUR CUSTOM HOME? FOR SALE! 2 Acre lot in the City of Zachary. This small, restricted subdivision is the perfect place to build. The lot, located on W.J.. Wicker Rd. is partially cleared and house pad has been prepared. Rear of property has sandy beaches of Redwood Creek. Offered at $99,000. Call 225-315-3670 for more information.
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CDL-A Owner Operators • Out & Back Plastic Dry Bulk • Home During the Week & Weekends • Above Avg Pay • Top 10% Industry • 100% FSC • Consistent Year Round Freight • Plate & Ins Program • Financial $ign On A$$i$t
Also Hiring Company Drivers • Run System Loads • Avg 65K yrly • Full Benefits • Assigned Late Model Equip • Immediate Openings
12 Zachary POST Tuesday, November 26, 2013
SILVERADO DBL CAB LT
NO WORRIES! 24/24,000 MAINTENANCE FREE OWNERSHIP!
2.9% APR FOR 60 MONTHS!
WITH APPROVED CREDIT IN LIEU OF REBATE
$3280 DUE AT SIGNING, 36 MONTH LEASE 12K MILES PER YEAR WITH APPROVED CREDIT 1-2 TIER FINANCING WITH ALLY FINANCIAL
SILVERADO CREW CAB 5.3L V8 ECOTEC3 ENGINE, 6-SPD AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS-
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MSRP 38,830. PAYMENTS TOTAL $12,564. $3470 PLUS TAX, TITLE & LICENSE DUE AT SIGNING 12K MILES/YR. RESIDUAL VALUE 24074.60
EQUINOX FWD LS 32 MPG POWER WINDOWS , POWER LOCKS,TILT, CRUISE New 2014 Chevrolet
OCTOBER SPECIAL SALES PRICE:
XM RADIO,CD PLAYER AND MORE!
MSRP ...........................$25,390 ASCN DISCOUNT ...........-$1,395 GM CUSTOMER CASH.......-$500
H GM CERTIFIED PREOWNED SPECIALS! H 2011 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO XCAB Z71 STK#TD10315FA
SIERRA CREW STK#TE1494FA
TRAVERSE LT STK#PT25881
1.9% APR for well qualified
buyers on all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles!(1)
2009 CHEVROLET AVEO STK#PT25041AA..............$9,995 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA STK#TD7383FA.................$13,990 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE STK#TD7934FA...$13,990 2007 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB STK#TD5781A....$13,990
SILVERADO LTZ 4X4 STK#TD9539A
TAHOE LTZ STK#PT25725
2010 MAZDA TRIBUTE STK#TD9099A..................$14,990 2005 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 STK#TD10631FA......$15,990 2011 MERCEDES BENZ STK#TD7016FA...............$27,990 2010 CADILLAC CTS STK#PC25726, 14K MILES ..$28,490
*WITH APPROVED CREDIT, PLUS TAX, TITLE AND LICENSE. INCLUDES ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. PHOTOS FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. SEE DEALER FOR ALL REBATE QUALIFICATIONS & DETAILS. ENDS 10/31/13 (1) LENGTH OF CONTRACT LIMITED. NOT AVAILABLE WITH OTHER OFFERS. TAKE DELIVERY FROM A PARTICIPATING CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED DEALER BY 10/31/13
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