More than a dealership

I have been unable to write for a little while due to various interruptions, mostly necessary and good things, not the least of which is spending significant time with my adorable new grandchildren, Miles 5 months old and twins Graham and Millie, both 6 weeks old.  The old saying “time flies when you are having fun” certainly describes my life these days.

Enough preliminary thoughts.  We at Lake Charles Toyota just finished our 2nd year as title sponsor of the Lake Charles Toyota City Golf Championship at Mallard Cove.  This is a typical event for us and we are happy to be able to sponsor these types of activities in our community and get some exposure for them as well.  We concentrate a lot of our promotion and advertising dollars to these areas.  Among them this year are also Class Act Award teacher recognition, morning pledge on KPLC, Downtown at Sundown, Red White Blue and You July 4th celebration, Tour Lafitte, Sax in the City, Gator Grand Prix, Grillin and Chillin, and 1st Fridays Community cookouts as well as many other community outreach events.

We also serve by cooking meals for area schools and organization fund raisers.  We have served the faculty of every Calcasieu Parish School Board school as well as many athletic/band/support teams, games, and events.  We really enjoy this area of ministry and outreach, as well as the opportunity to build friendships and relationships with our communities.  We are a major presence in all the CPSB schools as well as McNeese and SOWELA, serving them as well as giving financial support.

We engage our staff in all these endeavors and consider it our privilege to be able to interact with our community at the same time as we serve them.