Charity car wash on July 18 will benefit Marlins, Children”™s Wish Foundation

A local business is offering area residents a chance to meet an NHL star, get their vehicle washed and support a great cause – all in one day.

On July 18, from 9am to 2pm, Krown Rust Control on Main Street in Palmerston is operating a charity car wash. The event is part of Krown’s second annual company-wide Wash for a Wish event.

For $10 participants will receive a hand car wash at any Krown Rust Control location, with 100% of proceeds going to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, helping make dreams come true for Canadian children.

At the Krown in Palmerston Pittsburgh Penguins NHL star Nick Spaling, a Drayton native, will be on hand to greet visitors.

Members of the Palmerston Marlins Squirts ball team will be washing cars and local Krown owners Fred and Cheryl Donkersgoed will donate $10 for each vehicle washed to the team.

Palmerston Scouts will be operating a food booth at the site during the event and the Donkersgoeds are inviting anyone who wants to set up a table for fundraising or promotional purposes to do so at no charge.

“All we ask is that they tell people to come,” the couple stated in an email.

Company-wide, Krown raised $30,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation through last year’s inaugural event. Locally, Krown Palmerston washed 37 vehicles, exceeding its original goal of 30.

“We want to make it better in 2015,” the Donkersgoeds state, noting they hope to give last year’s top fundraiser, a Sturgeon Falls dealership where 150 vehicles were washed, a run for the money.

“Probably a tall order, but we are willing to take on the challenge,” they said.