Thompson Donates to Susan G. Komen
The Thompson Organization is proud to have donated $1,050 to Susan G. Komen, an organization dedicated to breast cancer research, community health, global outreach and public policy. 10% of in-store boutique items sold during the month of October went to the organization, whose mission is to end breast cancer by ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Santa's Workshop is Comin' to Town | November 25th through December 22nd
Let's face it - the holidays have a tendency to become really stressful, really quickly. With toy assembly becoming more and more like putting together IKEA furniture (you want what to go where?), it's time for our talented Thompson technicians to step in and lend a hand.
We're excited to once again be taking on the role of Santa's Workshop. Rather than shipping the confusing parts back to the North Pole, customers are invited to drop off any new gift (with instructions) to any of our service and parts departments for free assembly. The donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program is also greatly appreciated.
Thompson Donates Coats to Children in Need
On Thursday, October 13th, The Thompson Organization delivered 150 new winter coats to Tabor Children's Services in Doylestown and Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services in Furlong. The coats are part of the Driving Away the Cold campaign organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. Since its inception in 2008, the program has distributed over 265,000 new coats to children in need.
"We are proud to have participated in the Driving Away the Cold program for the past seven years," said John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization. "It's humbling to have the opportunity to touch the lives of local children directly, and to fulfill a need that is often taken for granted."
Crafts in the Meadow | Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 2016 Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show, brought to you by the Tyler Park Center for the Arts. This weekend-long celebration of fine arts and crafts will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Tyler State Park.
Wrightstown Renaissance Faire | Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Wrightstown Renaissance Faire. Join the Village Library of Wrightstown as they transform the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds into "Penn's Park," a village that captures the spirit of the 12th through 16th centuries. Enjoy food, live music, theatrical and dance performances, artisans, medieval games, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 5 enter free. Click here for details.
Yardley Harvest Day | Saturday, September 17th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor Yardley Harvest Day again this year. Located in downtown Yardley Borough, Yardley Harvest Day features unique artists and crafters, music and great food, historic and educational tours, and local civic groups and businesses. The event is 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, rain or shine, and emphasizes the many aspects of living, dining, socializing, shopping, working and enjoying one of Bucks County's most historic communities. Click here for complete information.
Thompson Bucks County Classic & Doylestown Arts Festival | September 10th & 11th
It's the biggest weekend in Bucks County! Together, the Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson Bucks County Classic draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There's something for everyone - a wide variety of artisans, live music and food, as well as men's and women's Pro-cycling, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts, children's races and much more!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Doylestown Arts Festival is hosted by Discover Doylestown and presented by The Thompson Organization. The two-day festival draws thousands annually for a weekend of original art, featuring over 160 artists showcasing their creative works. Selections include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery and more. Five stages of live music and various activities will be featured throughout town. A variety of dining options are available at the festival's food court and in the many unique restaurants that line the streets. For a list of exhibitors, entertainment schedule and parking info, visit doylestownartsfestival.com. Now in its fifth year (with Lexus as the official vehicle), the Thompson Bucks County Classic is a professional international bicycle race and cycling festival. This event has long brought together our local community, international participants, and the cycling world - but the elevation of the Thompson Criterium to the national level is sure to take this ever-growing race to new heights. Now a part of the newly-formed USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, this year's event packs six exciting races into one day: the Cyclosportif recreational ride, Amateur Men's Race, Children's Races, High Wheelers (new for 2016, and definitely not a race to miss), Pro-Women's Race, and the Grand Finale: the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Pro-Men's Race. For complete details, spectator information and more, visit buckscountyclassic.com.
Mark your calendars now for these FREE unique Bucks County events in beautiful, historic downtown Doylestown!
Kids' Races at the Thompson Bucks County Classic
Bikes, trikes, and big wheels galore! Young riders between the ages of 3 and 13 are invited to share the same thrills as the pros with 220 yard and 320 yard courses. Parents, click to download flyer and waiver.
Thompson Pledges to Drive Away the Cold
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Driving Away the Cold effort! As a participating dealer in this program, we will be donating a brand new winter coat to a local child in need each time a vehicle is sold at Thompson during the month of September.
Driving Away the Cold is a philanthropic program started in January of 2008 by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, of which we are a member. The program has one simple but very important mission: to provide new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia.
If you would like to learn more about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the difference we are making in our communities, please visit www.caringforkids.com. Spread the Warmth. Do a good deed today.
UPCOMING CAR SHOWS
CF Charities Car Show | Saturday, June 12th
The Thompson Organization is proud to once again sponsor the CF Charities Car Show at Warminster Community Park. The event, which is held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, benefits the organization, who works collaboratively with school district partners to support students who are connected to a health science career-pathway program. Upon graduating high school, CF Charities awards eligible students (i.e. good grades, regular school attendance, positive behavior and personal drive) with scholarships that help offset the costs of college tuition and other educational opportunities. Details can be found here or on their Facebook page.
Newtown Antique and Classic Car Show | Sunday, July 10th
The Thompson Organization is once again a proud sponsor of the Newtown Antique and Classic Car Show. More than 150 vehicles representing almost every decade of the 20th century will roll into town as part of the annual car show, presented by the Newtown Business Association. State Street between Centre Avenue and Jefferson Street will be transformed into a parking lot of classics from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM as thousands of people get a glimpse at some of the region's restored, preserved and rebuilt automotive gems, including classic cars, trucks, Corvettes, street rods and more. For complete info, click here.
Doylestown at Dusk Car Show | Saturday, July 16th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor the Doylestown at Dusk Car Show - now in its 7th year - again this year. This popular car show is set along the beautiful streets of downtown Doylestown and showcases a wide variety of cars. All proceeds benefit the Doylestown Rotary Club's Local Community Grants. FREE general admission, shuttle service and parking available at County Parking Garage. Click here for complete information.
4UDREW Car Show | August 7th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor the 7th Annual 4UDREW Car Show, which will be held at Doylestown Central Park from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Established in memory of Drew Panettieri, the 4UDREW Foundation raises funds to support hunger prevention and education. The event is free to the public; the rain date for the show is August 14th. For more info, visit 4udrew.org.
New Hope Auto Show | Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the New Hope Auto Show again this year. The Auto Show has become a showplace for magnificent classic and antique automobiles to compete. Located at New Hope-Solebury High School from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days, the proceeds provide scholarships to area students. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for Seniors 62+, and children under 12 are free. For more info, visit newhopeautoshow.com.
Riverside Symphonia Concert Under the Stars | Saturday, July 2nd
Celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend with an evening of light classical, popular, and patriotic music from the Riverside Symphonia! Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the gate) and $10 for students (ages 7 - 18) and can be purchased at Thompson Toyota, BMW and Lexus Service Centers. Children 6 and under are free. Gates open at 6:00 PM; concert starts at 8:00. Don't miss the fireworks finale! Click here for details.
NOVA NO BULLying Run | Saturday, June 12th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor NOVA's 4th Annual NO BULLying Run at Doylestown Central Park. The goal of the race is to raise awareness of the effects and consequences of bullying. According to the National Education Association, about 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied. 71% of students reported incidents of bullying as a problem at their school, and 43% of youth reported that they experienced some form of cyber-bullying last year. NOVA believes that in order to end bullying, an entire community must work together towards a solution. Click here for more information.
THOMPSON PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
All performances will be held at the Covenant Bank Amphitheater in Central Park.
June 10: CB Cares-Y2C Rocks (7:00 PM)
Don't miss up and coming CB West student John Leahy as he and his band The Rescue take Doylestown by storm.
June 22: River of Dreams Band (7:00 PM)
Billy Joel Tribute. Remember when you couldn't turn on a radio without hearing those words... Spend an evening with the memories and the magic.
June 29: British Invasion Tribute (7:00 PM)
More than just The Beatles, the British Invasion Tribute features classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, etc.
July 6: Movie: "Good Boy" (8:30 PM)
This fido flick is sponsored by Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic. Bring the whole family and four-legged best friendsfor some "dog"gone fun. Rating: PG. Rescheduled in the event of rain.
July 10: The Philly Party Band & Fireworks (7:30 PM)
Featuring the "Ultimate Party Band" who will entertain you with everything from big band to disco to current top 40 hits followed by fireworks. $5 per car. Rain date 7/17.
July 13: The Fabulous Greaseband (7:00 PM)
Oldies but goodies featuring the best of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Dance the night away with this highly entertaining and energetic performance.
July 20: Real Diamond (7:00 PM)
The premier Neil Diamond Tribute band dedicated to the faithful re-creation of the live Neil Diamond experience. If you like Neil Diamond, you will love this band.
July 27: Quakertown Band (7:00 PM)
As Bucks County's oldest community band, the Quakertown Band is known across the region for its performances of both historic and contemporary music.
July 29: Doylestown Heat (7:00 PM)
Jazz, swing, ragtime, funk, rock! An energetic mix of music that everyone can enjoy. You won't be able to keep your feet still! Doylestown Heat is the ambassador band of the Doylestown Lions Club.
Aug. 3: Jimmy and the Parrots (7:00 PM)
Grab your beach chair, your suntan oil, and your favorite drink, and get ready for a trip to the islands with the ultimate tribute to Jimmy Buffett.
Aug. 10: The Boy Band Project (7:00 PM)
Back by popular demand, this group specializes in the sounds, movement, and energy that is the "boy band" including Backstreet Boys, Hanson, O-town, One Direction, Boyz II Men, etc.
Aug. 19: Back to School DJ Dance Party (6:30-9:30 PM)
It's that time of year again. Get together for that last summer blowout in the park and on the dance floor with DJ Dave Boice! Rain date 8/26.
UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS
A-Day Weekend at Delaware Valley University | April 22 - 24
Thompson Toyota is proud to once again sponsor DelVal's weekend of family-friendly fun. This student-organized event brings together the campus, community, and local businesses to benefit the A-Day Scholarship fund. With free admission, there's no reason to miss the craft exhibits, music and entertainment, student demonstrations, and delicious food. For more info about the 68th Annual A-Day Weekend, check out the Facebook event.
March of Dimes | Sunday, April 24 | Registration at 8:00 AM
Thompson is honored to sponsor a team again at this year's March for Babies, hosted by the March of Dimes Foundation, and you should participate too! This year's walk will span three miles and will start at Bucks County Community College (275 Swamp Road in Newtown) at 9:00 AM. If you can't make it to the walk, but you would still like to participate, consider donating here and search for "The Thompson Organization."
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Gala | Saturday, April 30th
Thompson Lexus is delighted to be a top "Twinleaf" sponsor for the 30th Annual Spring Wildflower Gala at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. If you can't wait for spring to arrive, Bowman's Hill invites you to put on your "black tie and muck boots" to support the preserves' conservation and education programs with a night of dinner, dancing, and woodland walks. Click here for more info.
Mercer Legacy Event at Fonthill | Sunday, May 1st
The 31st Annual Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes and Drawing Party are approaching! Thompson BMW is proud to once again provide the grand prize for one lucky winner: a 2016 BMW 320i Sedan or $20,000! If you know someone who has been eyeing up a new BMW, tickets are $100 per entry. Each entry qualifies you and a guest to attend the event at Fonthill Castle, as well as a chance to win one of three fantastic prizes! Find out more here.