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With donation, folks turn purple car black and blue

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Catherine W. Idzerda
October 3, 2009
— It’s all in good fun.

No, really.


Just because we’d like to see the Packers crush the Vikings, and just because we’d like to see their quarterback throw one of his legendary interceptions, doesn’t mean that we harbor any serious ill will to old what’s-his-name and his current team.


But, if one were to harbor just a teensy-weensy bit of ill will, or a smidgen of spite or even a microscopic amount of animus toward the dorks in purple, then a trip to Frank Boucher is in order.


From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Frank Boucher Group Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Volkswagen of Janesville is giving people with football issues a chance to work through them.


For $4 or four nonperishable food or personal care items, visitors get four swings at a “Viking vehicle.”


The car is purple and gold and has a gentle message for our old pal, Mr. Interception.


The event celebrates a variety of milestones, said Jeff Hansing, general sales manager.


“It’s the first anniversary for Volkswagen; we just started our United Way campaign—we’re having a month of giving— and, of course, the Packers-Viking game is on Monday,” Hansing said.


The nonperishable food or personal care items will go to ECHO, the local food pantry and social services agency. The money will go to United Way.


The car itself was a trade-in that “wasn’t worth a whole lot,” Hansing said.


“They hand-painted it themselves with a Wagner power sprayer and a brush,” Hansing said.


All the fluids were removed, and the windows were covered with tape to prevent the glass from exploding when it’s struck by a fan who might or might not have a grudge against guys who can’t decide if they want to retire or just torment us all. The sledgehammer has been painted green and gold, a nice artistic touch. “It’s all meant to be in fun,” Hansing said.



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