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Cruise for Success car giveaway, crawfish boil set for April 21

Kilgore College will award a brand-new Chevrolet Trailblazer to a student at the third annual Cruise for Success car giveaway on Thursday, April 21.

The event will not only feature the car giveaway, but also include a community-wide crawfish boil in the Lee Mall/Mike Miller plaza on the Kilgore campus.

Ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. with the introduction of the 10 finalists.

The first eight student names drawn will win $500. With two students left, two car fobs will be drawn, with only one starting the new car.

The student with the lucky car fob will drive away in the new car – courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore – and the runner-up will win $1,000.

The Cruise for Success program allows qualifying KC students to earn entries throughout the fall and spring semesters for a chance to win a new car, sponsored by Patterson Chevrolet Kilgore.

KC graduate and NHRA top fuel dragster Steve Torrence, who serves as the official spokesperson for Cruise for Success, will speak at the event as well as Rickey Clark, managing partner for Patterson Chevrolet and Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kilgore.

“We are so thankful for Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their commitment to this program and the success of our students,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC President. “None of this would have been possible without our partnership with Patterson Chevrolet in Kilgore – a true community partner dedicated to the success of our students.”

Featured events – besides the car giveaway – will be performances by the KC Twirlers, the KC Drumline and music provided by DJ Hollywood.

Sponsors for Cruise for Success:

  • Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore
  • Torrence Racing
  • CAPCO Contractors, Inc.
  • Marco Inspection Services, LLC
  • Republic Services


Monthly Sponsors:


  • Aramark
  • East Texas Preferred Properties
  • Insight Eyecare
  • Kilgore College Bookstore
  • Kilgore Eye Care Center
  • Marvin Hall

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