Car wash for Make-A-Wish

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    CHESTER-On Saturday, Sept. 24, professional car washes across the country will hold "Wash U.S.A." to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hambletonian Auto Spa will be participating by contributing $2 for every car wash, or $1 for exterior washes only, to the foundation. The spa has set a goal of raising $1,000 for day. A donation jar will be available as well. A rain date for the Chester event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. The spa is located at 1 Bryle Place in Chester, near ramps for Route 17. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Started in 1980, when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, granting more than 11,500 wishes a year. The foundation is celebrating "25 Years of Making Dreams Come True" in 2005. For more information about the foundation, call 1-800-722-WISH or visit For a full listing of participating carwashes, call 1-888-WASH-USA or visit