Jeepers Getting Together To Help Others
by Alyssa Cavazos
published January 2017
The weather conditions at this month's Jeep Night were less
Although it was the coldest day of the year, Jeep
Night still went on as planned. Jeep Night was held at Sofie's
'SS' Saloon on Thursday, December 8th.
People came and went as the evening progressed. Burns
Motors made sure to provide a hot meal to those who came
out to support the cause. Present were members of several
Jeep Clubs including Texas Jeep Crawlers, Texas Off-Road
Republic, and South Texas Rebels.
Burns Motors staff was also present with David Nunez
bringing an abundance of delectable tamales. The night went
on as usual with the only set-back being the weather.
Although Jeep Night is held once a month, twelve months
out of the year, December's was especially significant.
In the spirit of the season, Jeep Night held a Toy Drive. Back
in November a Canned Food drive was also held. These proceeds
were sent out to a small colonia in Edinburg.
Logos Community Church, along with the Edinburg Police
Department, distributed the canned goods right before
Thanksgiving. This December was no different. Jeep Night
wanted to give back to that same community. With 113 children,
ranging in ages from 1 to 19 years, we relied on the attendees
and Jeep Clubs to come together and donate as much
as possible. An award was given to the Jeep Club with the
most bountiful contribution of toys. South Texas Rebels took
the award home that night.
Even in the blistering cold we managed to collect quite an
abundance of toys. Although some did not attend Jeep Night,
quite a few people still made the drive to South McAllen and
dropped off their toys.
Those children and their families were
invited to Logos Community Church for Christmas Eve Services.
While there, the gifts were distributed among the children.
Thank you from Jeep Night to all those kindhearted individuals
who contributed to our cause. It is much appreciated
by all those involved, especially the recipients.