Get Your Motor Running

Ron Herrod (r.) discusses his 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible with Dirk Newhouse, Transmission project manager. Ron's Firebird was voted favorite car by show attendees.

August 8, 2019

Car and motorcycle enthusiasts who work at the Greensburg (Pa.) Corporate Center recently had the chance to show off their cool rides while supporting FirstEnergy’s Harvest for Hunger Campaign. About 200 employees attended the event to check out cars ranging from a 1929 Ford Model A to a 1999 Dodge Viper. A 2012 Yamaha motorcycle with a sidecar designed for camping also was a show favorite.

And, what car show would be complete without music and a barbecue, where employees could purchase hot dogs and hamburgers with proceeds going to Harvest for Hunger.

“We wanted to have a fun event for employees and also raise money for a good cause,” said Dave Brahosky, manager, Construction Management Support, and coordinator of the show. “Based on the results, I’d say our first car show was a big success, and I hope we can do it again next year.”

As part of the show, participants were able to vote for their favorite car. The winner was a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible owned by Ron Herrod, distribution technician, Engineering Services (Mapping). Ron was presented with a car cleaning kit so he can keep his Firebird looking good.

“We had a perfect summer day to host the event,” said Andrea Bortoluzzi, consultant, Community Involvement. “We appreciate everyone who entered their cars and motorcycles into the show, and the employees who came out to look at them. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to raise $500 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.”

It was a beautiful day at the Greensburg office to check out some cool cars and motorcycles.

L. to r.: Dave Brahosky, Andrea Bortoluzzi, Carson Seaman, Donna Cassidy, Nate Manges and Marcy Haines helped to coordinate the car show to raise money for FirstEnergy’s Harvest for Hunger Campaign.