Winter Safety Checks to benefit Washington Food Bank

Dominik Lobkowicz (left), the new proprietor of Silver Eagle Automotive in Washington, checks a vehicle with Bob deGroff (right), the former owner of the long-time auto repair service. Lobkowicz is offering Winter Safety Checks in exchange for donations to the Washington Food Bank Nov. 7 through Nov. 12, by appointment only.
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Dominik Lobkowicz (left), the new proprietor of Silver Eagle Automotive in Washington, checks a vehicle with Bob deGroff (right), the former owner of the long-time auto repair service. Lobkowicz is offering Winter Safety Checks in exchange for donations to the Washington Food Bank Nov. 7 through Nov. 12, by appointment only.
Posted Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:13 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The new proprietor at Silver Eagle Automotive, 111 Rockland Road, will offer Winter Safety Checks in exchange for donations to the Washington Food Bank.

Dominik Lobkowicz, who is taking the reins of ownership at the company from his soon-to-be father-in-law, Bob deGroff, hopes that the effort will benefit the community in a multitude of ways.

“This time of year can be tough for folks, whether it’s putting food on the table with the holidays approaching, or ensuring that your vehicle is ready for the challenges of winter driving,” Lobkowicz said. “I want to help people stay safe on the roads, and I want those same people to feel the gift of giving when they leave here, knowing that the items they’ve donated are helping provide a meal for those in need.”

The Winter Safety Check will include an overall examination of the vehicle, including tires, windshield wipers, brakes, front end, lighting and more. The motorist will receive a written report with Lobkowicz’s observations and any recommendations he may have on safeguarding the vehicle.

The Washington Food Bank is requesting all types of nonperishable food items, especially those that might add to a holiday meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Some vegetables with a long storage life, such as squash and potatoes, also will be accepted, as will cash donations.

Winter Safety Checks will be by appointment only, and the number available will be limited by date and hours. The Winter Safety Checks will be available Monday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 12. Those who want to make an appointment may call Silver Eagle Automotive at 845-2443. Silver Eagle is at 111 Rockland Road (Route 17) in Washington.

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