Monday, April 13, 2015

Crown Toyota of Lawrence,KS - March 2015 Newsletter

Crown March Newsletter
3400 S. Iowa St. (785)843-7700

Teacher of the Month

Crown Automotive is a title sponsor for the WOW! Teacher of the Year Program. Turn to Page 3 to see who our January recipient was and what they did to earn the award!

Habitat For Humanity

Crown participated in the annual Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. Turn to Page 3 to learn more about the event as well as how to get involved or donate!

Salespeople of the Month

Turn to Page 4 to get a look at our salespeople of the month as well as our newest employee!


Upcoming Events

3/4-5: Reality U (Free State High School)

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Downtown)

4/11: Kid’s Summer Fun Fair (Crown Kingdom)

4/12: 100 Good Women Clothing Exchange (Crown Kingdom)

4/17: Kaw Valley Quilt Show (Crown Kingdom)

4/22: Earth Day Parade (Downtown)

5/25: Memorial Day

6/21-28: Lawrence Arts Center Fair (Downtown)



Crown Automotive hosted the annual Lawrence Home Builders Association "Home Show" in the Crown Kingdom for the third year in a row. Businesses started moving into the Kingdom on February 18th. Over sixty businesses participated in the Home Show including Meritrust Credit Union, Heritage Tractor, Custom Wood Products, Pine Family Landscape Center and Jane Bateman Inc. (interior decorating). The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Friday at 11:30 in the morning. Bobby Flory, who is the Executive Director of the Home Builders Association as well as the person in charge of the event, did the honors of cutting the ribbon and opening the Home Show to the public. About 2,100 people attended the Home Show over the three day period. Businesses participated to get their products in front of a larger audience in hopes of expanding their customer base. Many of the attendees of the event came to get a head start on their spring projects. They had the opportunity to make purchases at the event as well as gather information from the different vendors to help them plan for their upcoming home improvement projects. Crimson and Blue BBQ also participated and gave everyone a chance to enjoy some delicious food while they browsed around the Home Show. For more information about the Home Builder's Association and the next Home Show visit their website

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Crown Automotive also hosted the annual Habitat for Humanity fundraiser in the Kingdom in early February. Eighty participants purchased tickets to donate to the organization as well as participate in the movie trivia game! The participants broke up into teams and battled in a heated game of movie trivia in hopes of winning prizes. Many of these participants also dressed up as their favorite movie characters! The Kingdom was decorated in all sorts of movie memorabilia including an authentic old school bat-mobile! The Habitat for Humanity organization put on the fundraiser to help fund their housing projects for those in need.

“We build because we believe that everyone everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.” - Habitat for Humanity


January Teacher of the Month

The recipient of the WOW! Teacher of the Month for the month of January was Kristi Toews. Kristi is a speech language pathologist at South Middle School in Lawrence. Kristi was nominated for creating a fantasy football league for kids with communication needs in order to help them interact more. Students came together on a weekly basis to update their teams and to talk about the league. While participating in the league students have a common focus, which makes it easier for students with communication needs to work on these skills in a more comfortable and pressure free environment. Kristi also created a similar group for girls to work on their communication skills as well. For winning Teacher of the Month for January Kristi received a $100 gift card from Meritrust as well as a pizza party for her class courtesy of Minsky’s Pizza. Kristi now has a chance to be selected “Teacher of the Year”, win a cash prize for herself as well as her school, and win a free car for a year courtesy of Crown Automotive.

If you know of a teacher in the area that goes over and beyond to help their students visit and vote for them! You can also come to Crown Automotive or Meritrust Credit Union and pick up a nomination form and enter your favorite teacher!

Salespeople of the Month

David Wilson

Sean Kalist

Tristan Blad


New Employee

Skyler Countess

Skyler Countess is the newest member of Toyota Service. He is from Lawrence and attended Lawrence High School. Although he is from Lawrence he is actually an Oklahoma Sooners fan. In his spare time he enjoys working out. Skyler said that he is very excited to be apart of the Crown organization.


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Employee Anniversaries   Employee Birthdays!
Carl Windle 3/1/95   Niko Roberts 12th
Ken Johnson 3/1/95   Joel Dunning 13th
Tony Hunt 3/1/04   Laura Anderson 20th
Ed Keane 3/21/05   Justin Hulshof 25th
David Wilson 3/30/11   Brent Cutler 28th
Joe Higdon 3/1/13   Will Thompson 30th
Kennon Smith 3/20/14   Ryan Moyer 31st




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