Thompson Tree Decorating Contest
It's not the "most wonderful time of the year" at Thompson until our annual Thompson Tree Decorating Contest starts! Not only does it offer our employees the chance to work together outside of their everyday responsibilities, but it also lets us all spread the holiday spirit.
BMW Sales: "Children Around the World"
No time of the year reminds us to be kind, thoughtful, and generous quite like the holiday season, and the BMW Sales team took this to heart when decorating their "Children Around the World" tree. The team was able to think both globally and specifically, combining their awareness of pediatric cancer throughout the world with an organization dear to salesman Rob Ridgway's heart: Mario's Fight. Nine-year old Mario Carpino is battling inoperable brain tumors, and yet has still made it his goal to host Alex's Lemonade Stand events in support of other children like him. The team honored that fight by collecting donations next to their blue and yellow tree. They also covered their tree with paper ornaments in different languages.
BMW Service: "Paw-bucks: Cups for a Cause"
This year, the BMW Service team decided to use their tree to support the partnership between Starbucks and the SPCA. In addition to hanging traditional ornaments and the holiday red cups to their tree, they also included dozens of photos of the employees' pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and even ducks!
Santa's Workshop is Comin' to Town
Let's face it - the holidays have a tendency to become really stressful, really quickly. With toy assembly becoming more and more like putting together IKEA furniture (you want what to go where?), it's time for our talented Thompson technicians to step in and lend a hand.
Between Friday, November 25th and Thursday, December 22nd, we will once again be taking on the role of Santa's Workshop. Rather than shipping the confusing parts back to the North Pole, customers are invited to drop off any new gift (with instructions) to any of our service and parts departments for free assembly. The donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program is also greatly appreciated.
Thompson Donates Coats to Children in Need
On Thursday, October 13th, The Thompson Organization delivered 150 new winter coats to Tabor Children's Services in Doylestown and Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services in Furlong. The coats are part of the Driving Away the Cold campaign organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. Since its inception in 2008, the program has distributed over 265,000 new coats to children in need.
Left to Right: Representatives fromTabor Children's Services with John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization - Carolyn Hodder, Intensive Family Support Services Supervisor; Rosaleen Holohan, Mentoring Specialist; Amanda Hoffman, Director of Communications and Development; Gloria Hall, Life Skills Specialist; and Alexis Tannenbaum, Intensive Family Support Services Social Worker
Left to Right: Lynne Rainey, Executive Director of Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency with Roxanne Watkins-Hall, Foster Parent and Volunteer Recruiter and
John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization
"We are proud to have participated in the Driving Away the Cold program for the past seven years," said John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization. "It's humbling to have the opportunity to touch the lives of local children directly, and to fulfill a need that is often taken for granted."
Crafts in the Meadow | Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 2016 Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show, brought to you by the Tyler Park Center for the Arts. This weekend-long celebration of fine arts and crafts will be held on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Tyler State Park. Click here
Wrightstown Renaissance Faire | Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Wrightstown Renaissance Faire. Join the Village Library of Wrightstown as they transform the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds into "Penn's Park" - a village that captures the spirit of the 12th through 16th centuries. Enjoy food, live music, theatrical and dance performances, artisans, medieval games, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 5 enter free. Click here
Enter to Win a BMW M Carbon Fiber Racer Bike
The precision of German engineering isn't just for cars. The BMW M Carbon Fiber Racer Bike is unrivaled in its combination of technically-sophisticated equipment and exclusive design. It reflects BMW's dedication to craftsmanship by centering on the sleep carbon fiber frame.
Make this BMW M Carbon Fiber Racer Bike yours - stop into the Thompson BMW Service Center throughout the month of September and enter to win. Retail Value: $2680.
Thompson employees and their immediate family not eligible to win. Winner will be notified by email and must pick up at Thompson BMW with proper ID. Ends 9.30.16.
Yardley Harvest Day | Saturday, September 17th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor Yardley Harvest Day again this year. Located in downtown Yardley Borough, Yardley Harvest Day features unique artists and crafters, music and great food, historic and educational tours, and local civic groups and businesses. The event is 10 am - 5 pm, rain or shine, and emphasizes the many aspects of living, dining, socializing, shopping, working and enjoying one of Bucks County's most historic communities. Click here for complete information.
Thompson Bucks County Classic & Doylestown Arts Festival
Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th
It's the biggest weekend in Bucks County! Together, the Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson Bucks County Classic draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There's something for everyone - a wide variety of artisans, live music and food, as well as men's and women's Pro-cycling, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts, children's races and much more!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Doylestown Arts Festival is hosted by Discover Doylestown and presented by The Thompson Organization. The two-day festival draws thousands annually for a weekend of original art, featuring over 160 artists showcasing their creative works. Selections include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery and more. Five stages of live music and various activities will be featured throughout town. A variety of dining options are available at the festival's food court and in the many unique restaurants that line the streets. For a list of exhibitors, entertainment schedule and parking info, visit doylestownartsfestival.com
Now in its fifth year - with Lexus as the official vehicle - the Thompson Bucks County Classic is a professional international bicycle race and cycling festival. This event has long brought together our local community, international participants, and the cycling world - but the elevation of the Thompson Criterium to the national level is sure to take this ever-growing race to new heights. Now a part of the newly-formed USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, this year's event packs six exciting races into one day: the Cyclosportif recreational ride, Amateur Men's Race, Children's Races, High Wheelers (new for 2016, and definitely not a race to miss), Pro-Women's Race, and the Grand Finale: the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Pro-Men's Race. For complete details, spectator information and more, visit buckscountyclassic.com
Mark your calendars now for these FREE unique Bucks County events in beautiful, historic downtown Doylestown!
Kids' Races at the Thompson Bucks County Classic
Bikes, trikes, and big wheels galore! Young riders between the ages of 3 and 13 are invited to share the same thrills as the pros with 220 yard and 320 yard courses. Parents, click to download flyer and waiver
Thompson Pledges to Drive Away the Cold
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Driving Away the Cold effort! As a participating dealer in this program, we will be donating a brand new winter coat to a local child in need each time a vehicle is sold at our store during the month of September.
Driving Away the Cold is a philanthropic program started in January of 2008 by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, of which we are a member. The program has one simple but very important mission: to provide new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia.
If you would like to learn more about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the difference we are making in our communities, please visit www.caringforkids.com
. Spread the Warmth. Do a good deed today.
New Hope Auto Show | Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the New Hope Auto Show again this year. The Auto Show has become a showplace for magnificent classic and antique automobiles to compete. Located at New Hope-Solebury High School from 9 am - 4 pm both days, the proceeds provide scholarships to area students. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for Seniors 62+, and children under 12 are free. For more info, visit newhopeautoshow.com.
4UDREW Car Show | August 7th