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Share a Caring Christmas

Here at Nye Volkswagen of Rome, we’re proud to be an active member of the community and help those in need. So in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we’re excited to announce Nye Automotive’s 32nd Annual Share a Caring Christmas! It’s set to take place on December 12 from 10 am to 1 pm, and if you’re interested in joining our charitable holiday celebration, here’s your guide to everything you need to know about the Share a Caring Christmas event.

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Share a Caring Christmas History

Three decades ago, Carol Neveu and Harold Nye created a community outreach program designed to bring some holiday cheer to families in need. Once established, they inspired employees of the Nye Automotive Group to join them in their charitable quest and thus Share a Caring Christmas was born.

Since its inception, this event has become a tradition for those throughout Manlius, Utica, and Rome, NY. Each year, families, schools, and local businesses donate new and gently used toys to give to less fortunate children of the community for the holidays.

This year, Nye Volkswagen of Rome and the rest of the Nye Automotive Group will work with MIX106 and the Salvation Army to continue the tradition. We’ll embrace the season of giving and hopefully provide all families in need with a gift to unwrap under the tree.

32nd Annual Share a Caring Christmas

On December 12, the Nye Automotive Group will accept toy donations at Nye Ford at 1479 Genesee Street in Oneida, NY, from 10 am to 1 pm. There will also be a packed set list filled with performances from local artists and groups, including Fritz’s Polka Band. They’re known for breaking the polka band stereotype and have even been inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame for their unique sound and eclectic music styles. The band will open the event with a mix of blues, rock, and modern-style polka songs.

Other performers will include school vocal groups, bands, and orchestras. Below is the full performance schedule for the 32nd Annual Share a Caring Christmas event:

  • 10 am: Fritz’s Polka Band
  • 10:15 am: St. Patrick’s School Choir
  • 10:30 am: Ridge Mills (Rome) Second, Third, and Fourth Graders
  • 10:45 am: Westmoreland Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band
  • 11 am: Westmoreland Choral Select Chorus
  • 11:15 am: VVS Vocal Ensemble-String Ensemble
  • 11:30 am: VVS Instrumental Group
  • 11:45 am: JD George-Verona Instrumental Group
  • 12 pm: Chittenango Select Chorus
  • 12:15 pm: Chittenango Brass Quartet
  • 12:30 pm: Chittenango Chamber Orchestra
  • 12:45 pm: DeRuyter High School Band

On top of that, throughout the morning, MIX 106 will broadcast the event live!

How Can You Help?

Those looking to donate a new or gently used toy to this great cause can do so at AmeriCU’s Oneida location at 280 Genesee St or any Nye Automotive Group location, now through December 12th.

For more information on the 32nd Annual Share A Caring Christmas event, contact Nye Ford at 315-363-0600.

 

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