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Pat's Auto Repair gives car away during Hastings Celebration of Lights

Pat's Auto Repair gives car away during Hastings Celebration of Lights. (NTV News)

One lucky person won a 2007 Chevy Cobalt and more during the Hastings Celebration of Lights festival on Thursday.

Yasmine Madina, who is studying to become an elementary teacher, was the winner of the car after being nominated by a teacher she works closely with.

Kara Tharp with Pat's Auto Repair spoke with NTV News about the giveaway.

She said the giveaway was inspired by her dad's giving nature.

After being in business for 35 years, Tharp said it’s their way of giving back to the community.

The potential winners of the car were nominated through members of the community. From there a panel of five judges received information about the nominees without knowing their names.

The judges decided who is the most deserving, based on need.

The United Way and Pat's Auto Repair worked together to make the car donation possible.


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