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NYE Automotive Hosts Community Event

The annual Share A Caring Christmas hosted at the NYE Automotive Group and co-sponsored with the MIX 106 radio station in Oneida is a true community event, said co-founder Carol Neveu.

Share a Caring Christmas, which returned to the NYE Ford showroom on Dec. 14, is an annual toy collection for the needy. It culminated in a big party that day featuring a variety of local school musical groups, area favorites Fritz’s Polka Band, and a visit from Santa Claus. Neveu, an account executive at MIX 106 who started Share a Caring Christmas 30 years ago with NYE Automotive’s own founder, the late Harold Nye, and the late Vivian Warren from the radio station, said in the weeks that followed the event she received all kinds of compliments.

She admitted she feels those kudos should be shared by many others.

“Since then, I’ve been seeing old friends and even people I don’t even know and they’ve been saying ‘thank you for doing this,’” Neveu said. “This isn’t about me … it wouldn’t be a success without the community’s involvement.”

Neveu said when Harold Nye passed away in November 1997, his son Bill stepped up to make sure the Share a Caring Christmas holiday tradition continued that December at NYE Automotive. Neveu said Bill was out of town for this year’s event, but his brother Tim was right there for her to make sure everything ran smoothly.

She also applauded the work of NYE’s management and employees in helping the event be a rousing success by donating toys of their own, making the holiday a little brighter for all of the children who received gifts thanks to their efforts. Everyone involved did a great job in running the festivities, Neveu complimented.

“Everything was done perfectly,” she said. “It was just so special to look around the showroom and see the decorations and the huge tree. And it wasn’t only the children who were thrilled but the adults as well. Many helpers that day touched many hearts.”

If anyone has any suggestions of other ways the NYE Automotive Group can get involved to benefit the community, give us a call.

The NYE Automotive Group is located at 1479 Genesee St. in Oneida, N.Y. For more info on any of our vehicles and services, call (315) 363-0600 or email sales@nyeauto.com.

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