Last Updated on April 18, 2016 – 11:13 AM CDT
Above: Chad Henry of Dickey’s Body Shop is donating $3,000 worth of accessories to the Ford F-150 the Dumas Noon Lions Club will raffle off June 11 during Dogie Days.
How about some bling on the truck that will be given away during Dogie Days? A Dumas business is on it.
On June 11, the Dumas Noon Lions Club will give away a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup, but before that happens, Chad Henry of Dickey’s Body Shop is going to gussy it up a bit — about $3,000 worth. Dickey’s Body Shop is donating a grill guard, running boards, WeatherTech floor mats, a bed cover, a leveling kit and pin striping to help out the Lions Club with this year’s raffle. If the Lions were paying for the additions, they’d have to sell about 600 more tickets to cover the costs. And that doesn’t include labor.
“We want to help them out,” Henry said. “We thought if we could do this for them, more people would buy tickets.”
A peek inside Dickey’s shop shows a buzzing business, which makes their donation more significant. The recent hailstorm caused significant damage in Dalhart, and Henry will have a couple of his employees working on over 60 vehicles there in addition to their work on wrecked vehicles, detailing and other services. Henry will have to work the installation of the truck’s accessories into the shop’s busy schedule.
“This is our way of showing support for the community and what the Lions Club is doing,” Henry said. “We’re busy, but we want to help.”
The raffle tickets for the truck are $5 each, or you can buy a ticket for $10 that covers the barbecue and the truck drawing. The Lions Club Sweetheart will draw the winning ticket June 11, the last day of Dogie Days, which begins June 8. The barbecue is on June 9.
You can buy the raffle tickets at Dickey’s Body Shop at 319 N. Dumas Ave. or from any Lions Club members.