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Rockville High Class of 2012 Project Graduation Winner Sarah Gallo!

Key Hyundai of Manchester is adding another really, really happy-happy member to the Vernon Rockville East Hartford car customer family: Rockville High Class of 2012 graduate and soon to be driver Sarah Gallo!

Sarah’s name was pulled as the winner at Project Graduation, and now she’s the proud owner of her very own nicer, newer car, courtesy of Key Hyundai!

Sarah is the proud owner of a Key-certified Hyundai Accent, courtesy of Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People. Key Hyundai of Manchester participated in Project Graduation at Rockville High School, and we donated a Key certified used vehicle for the event.

I sure wish I could have been there, but in my absense, the Key Hyundai team was honored to meet Sarah, her fabulous family, and turn over the keys to her nicer, newer car!

Congratulations Sarah, on your graduation, the (almost) new car, and the next chapters you’re about to live! Drive careful, and we are proud of you!

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Team Key Hyundai with Rockville High’s Class of ’12 graduate Sarah Gallo and family. Congrats Sarah!

Project Graduation is a strictly volunteer effort: parents provide a fun, safe, substance-free night of celebration after graduation so kids can be with their friends and have a great time, and parents can breathe a little easier. Students purchase tickets to raise money for Project Graduation, and are entered to for a chance at the Key Hyundai car, and many other prizes donated by local businesses. Last year, Alex Mann was the Key Hyundai winner!


Key Hyundai Children’s Book Drive Supports Connecticut Students

Key Hyundai of Manchester, Vernon Bookmobile, Hyundai of Milford, Jill MerriamSchool’s out! Good news for all the Key Hyundai kids across Connecticut ready to jump start summer fun!

Start the sprinklers! Freeze the popsicles! And…pick up a book!

Kids in Vernon, Manchester, Milford, Fairfield, Derby – all over Connecticut are celebrating, but teachers, parents, town officials – and now car dealers are already concerned about summer education loss: the amount of knowledge a student loses over the summer.

Ready for the statistics?

On average, kids lose 1-3 months of knowledge over the summer!


So I sat down with the incredible Alan Slobodien, Director of Youth Services in Vernon, Connecticut to find out what Key Hyundai and I can do to help.

Alan is amazing, and I learned so much! Listen to this quick wrap up of what I learned about the summer brain drain, and what we can all do:

We can stop the summer brain drain with something as simple as reading, reading, reading!

So here it is:

Key Hyundai of Manchester Book Mobile!

Key Hyundai is sponsoring the Vernon CT Book Mobile, as well as holding a summer reading book drive at our Milford and Manchester Hyundai dealerships.

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Consider donating new and gently loved children’s books to the Key Hyundai Summer Book Drive! Consider reading with the kids in your life! All books will be donated to underprivileged kids in our community to give them a leg up on returning to school in the fall and to help stop the summer brain drain!