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The Fox Grand Traverse blog aims to offer useful information for every aspect of your life with a vehicle. Whether that be purchase and leasing tips, DIY service tricks or vehicle reviews. Our blog is your go-to source for relevant car information in the Northern Michigan region.
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Must do things this Fall Season in Northern Michigan

Most can agree that fall is one of the most beautiful and magical times up here in Northern Michigan. The colors are breathtaking, and the tourist season has mostly came to an end. For us living up here it's a great time to get out of the house, enjoy the fresh crisp air and experience all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Here are a few things we are looking forward to this Fall…
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Upcoming Northern Michigan Events that We're Excited For


Looking for some exciting things to go do this month? We've made it easy for you and compiled a list of the events you wont want to miss!

September 2-5: Manton Harvest Festival
Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? The Manton Harvest Festival has something for everyone. Friday features $1 rides at the midway. The rest of the weekend includes events such as a horseshoe tournament, fireworks, talent show, pancake breakfast, craft…
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Celebrating Community! A Fundraiser for Traverse Health Clinic


Traverse Health Clinic is about to pull off something big! With construction underway, they have plans to move into a new, larger facility later this year!

The new location, right on Garfield Road, will be nearly double their current space, and allow them to increase their patient capacity by 50%! That means they can provide primary care and mental health counseling to over 4,000 community members each year, and 17,000 patient visits!

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Book Drive going on now!


Fox Grand Traverse is currently taking donations of your gently used children's books in our Ford showroom. They will be distributed by the Traverse Heights Book Mobile to at-risk children in low income homes. Please give the gift of reading to a child that wouldn't otherwise have the option.

We will be collecting books now until the end of August.
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Jim Jeffreys to speak at Northern Michigan Ford Retiree Group Lunch

Since 1980, Northern Michigan Ford Retiree Group (NMFRG) has held informative and casual luncheons at locations in Northern Michigan.  The Group’s mission is to provide a comfortable site where retirees can socialize, have a pleasant luncheon, and be brought up to date on Company status and happenings by a current executive speaker.
This year’s event will be Wednesday August 3 at the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City.  
The speaker of the event will be our General Manager, Jim Jeffreys. Jim is looking forward to sharing his views on Ford and the auto industry from the retail…
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Westwoods Elementary School Receives 10 InStride Desk Pedals from Fox Grand Traverse


Westwoods Elementary School has received a grant to purchase desk pedals from Fox Grand Traverse as a new way for students to exercise and expel energy during the day. Teacher Jessica Bocian and Principal Jessie Houghton worked with City Bike Shop to get the bikes at cost and also provided free delivery and set up of the equipment. The bikes are being used in 5th grade classrooms.

“Research shows that increasing physical activity can help…

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2015 Fox for Tots a Success


An estimated 7,600 children in northwest Michigan woke up with big smiles on Christmas as a result of a successful Toys for Tots campaign.

Organizers of the Northwest Michigan Toys For Tots toy drive say they collected over 23,000 toys that were distributed through 12 different human service agencies.

Toys were collected at over 100 drop off locations. The largest collection site was Fox Motors, where 60% of the toys were collected this…

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2015 Fox for Tots

Fox for Tots is back this holiday season! Bring in a new, unwrapped gift to our Ford showroom and receive a FREE water park pass good for two people from Great Wolf Lodge! Note: Limit one pass per person.

Fox for Tots kicks off on Nov. 21 and will conclude with a wrap up party on Dec. 12 from 1-4 p.m in our Ford Dealership. Enjoy free pizza, santa, giveaways, reindeer, games, a bounce house, cotton candy and more!

We look forward to having you and your gifts in our showroom this holiday season!
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