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Courtesy Chevrolet claims 'Drive and Dine on Stone Drive' donation for SBK Animal Center

February 6th, 2012 12:59 pm by Staff Report

Courtesy Chevrolet claims 'Drive and Dine on Stone Drive' donation for SBK Animal Center

Craig Hite, general manager of Courtesy Chevrolet, and Donna Davidson, supervisor of the SBK Animal Center, show off a few of the puppies that need forever homes.

Courtesy Chevrolet had the most test drives in the Kingsport Times-News' inaugural "Drive & Dine on Stone Drive" event, and has chosen the SBK Animal Center to receive the $500 donation promised to the dealership that registered the most test drivers.

During the event, held Dec. 3-10, 2011, customers visited participating auto dealers on Stone Drive to test drive vehicles and register for door prizes. Each dealership held its own door prize drawing for test drive customers. Test drive customers also received a certificate for a 'Buy One, Get One Free' deal at one of several area Stone Drive restaurants.

The dealership that registered the most test drivers earned a $500 donation to the charity of the dealer's choice from the Kingsport Times-News. Courtesy Chevrolet registered the most test drivers, and its charity of choice was the Humane Society.

Beginning in July 2011, the Sullivan County/Bluff City/Kingsport (SBK) Animial Center became the umbrella organization for the operation and governance of the Sullivan County Animal Shelter, Kingsport Animal Shelter and Sullivan County Animal Control. The center is located at 2141 Idle Hour Road in Kingsport.

"The shelter is just totally overrun with animals. We could really use some adoptions," said center supervisor Donna Davidson.

The shelter is also in need of volunteers, who have time to come to the shelter and work. In addition to volunteers, qualified persons are also needed to serve as foster homes for dogs and cats. Volunteer applications can be picked up at the center during regular business hours. Operating hours are from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except for Wednesday, and 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday. The center is closed on Wednesdays.

For more information about the center, call 423-247-1671 or visit the website at The center also has a Facebook page.

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