FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to preserve a local landmark, Hyundai Motor America has contributed a two-for-one match, up to $25,000, to The Fountain Valley Historical Society in order to help preserve Fountain Valley's oldest building, the 118 year old Courreges Ranch Tank House. The Fountain Valley community came together in the fundraising goal, including $20,000 raised by the Fountain Valley Historical Society Members and many other individual contributions from members of the community. The project, with a total cost of over $70,000, was funded thanks to the partnership and generosity of residents who want to preserve the city's history. The Tank House will be moved to Heritage Park behind Fountain Valley City Hall.
"We are so grateful for the support of Hyundai and the rest of our community in saving this historic water tower," said Cheryl Brothers, Mayor of Fountain Valley and Co-President, along with Co-President Lynn Seeden, of the Fountain Valley Historical Society. "We look forward to celebrating with our community on Saturday, as we celebrate the preservation of a unique piece of our city's history."
The historic water tank will be moved to its new location in a slow moving parade on Saturday, August 27 at 10am, giving members of the community the chance to reflect on the past that brought Fountain Valley and its residents to where it is today. The parade will begin at Courreges Ranch and end at its new location in Heritage Park. Lead cars will be provided by Hyundai, followed by the historic Fountain Valley firetruck and a Rainbow waste collection vehicle. The public is invited to walk with the Tank House back to Heritage Park by the Library, where there will be a brief official arrival ceremony.
In a continuation of the celebration, Hyundai Day at the Park will begin immediately following the parade at Fountain Valley Sports Park at Mile High Park until 3:00 pm. It promises to be fun for the whole family! There will be local food trucks, including Kogi BBQ, Viking Food Truck and Feeding Frenzy. There will also be live music and activities for the kids, including face painters and a balloon artist. Hyundai Day at the Park is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, August 28, the Hyundai 5K/10K will start at 7:30am with the pre-race ceremony, with a 7:45am kids sprint for kids 5 and under, 8:00 am 10K race start and 8:20 5K run-walk start. At 10am, directly following the 5K/10K's trophy presentation, Dave Zuchowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor America, will present a check to the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's to further research programs at the center.
"We love being part of the Fountain Valley community," said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai Hope on Wheels is working hard to #endchildhoodcancer, and this weekend's events kick off a month-long campaign to bring awareness that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We hope to see the entire Fountain Valley community at Hyundai Day at the Park!"
The Fountain Valley Historical Society continues to raise funds to cover ongoing costs of the Tank House project and to maintain the historical Heritage Park site. To donate, checks can be made payable to the Fountain Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 8592, Fountain Valley, CA. For more information, please call: (714) 847-7714.
About Hyundai Hope On Wheels
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. HHOW is one of the largest nonprofit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $115 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
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About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide.
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