Smail Ford Helps Distribute Pink Terrible Towels at Steelers Breast Cancer Awareness Game


Employees of Smail Ford teamed with Ford Motor Company and other local Ford dealerships to help raise Breast Cancer Awareness this past Sunday at Heinz Field. Stationed at several entrances around the stadium, volunteers spent the morning distributing Pink Terrible Towels to fans entering the Pittsburgh Steelers game. The legendary Terrible Towel, normally yellow, goes pink every October while the Steelers and the NFL do their part to raise awareness of this important issue.

Smail Auto, likewise, goes Pink every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every car sold in the month of October, Smail Auto Group donates $125 to local breast cancer awareness charities to fund research, raise awareness, and fight for a cure. "Smail Ford volunteers were happy to support such a great cause and represent the Neighborhood Ford team," says Rebecca Septak, Smail Marketing Director. "We recognize the importance of growing awareness to save lives in our local area." 

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Countdown: 10 Best Snacks for a Road Trip


Ok, I'll admit that my instincts for road trip snacks are terrible. I find myself going for pop (that's soda for you non-Pittsburgh people), candy, chips, fast food as my go-to choices because of convenience. But there much better options out there, and they're surprisingly not much more difficult or complicated. It just takes some conscious thought and just a little bit of willpower to make healthy decisions for you and your family. has compiled a great list of the 10 Best Snacks for a Road Trip that I think you should really take the time to go through. It's full of some great options that are healthy, delicious and convenient.

5th Annual Feherty's Troops First Foundation Benefit Dinner - Reserve Your Seats Today!

5th Annual Feherty's Troops First Foundation Benefit Dinner - October 19, 2016 - Oakmont Country Club - Smail Auto Blog

Feherty’s Troops First Foundation works to provide programs and specialized events designed for wounded military and their families that address relationship building, mentoring, reintegration and looking forward. On October 19th, David Feherty will join forces with former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff – Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) for a unique and entertaining evening to raise money for the many wounded veterans who have risked their lives for our freedom.

We look forward to welcoming Admiral Mike Mullen to the Oakmont Country Club and are sure you will enjoy his remarks.

Click here to reserve your seats.

Smail Auto Proud Sponsor of 18th Annual Hempfield Community Days

18th Annual Hempfield Community Days - Smail Auto Blog

Smail Auto is proud to be a sponsor of the 18th Annual Hempfield Community Days at Hempfield Park on September 10th & 11th, 2016. Smail will be sponsoring the Main Stage entertainment, including Saturday performances by Lovebettie at 6:00pm and Jeff Jimerson & Airborne at 8pm. Chuck Blasko & The Vogues will be performing at 3:00pm on Sunday. There will also be fireworks on Saturday at 9:30pm.

This family oriented festival celebrates fun, food, and entertainment on a grand scale throughout the beautiful 95-acre park. Over the weekend there will be events and activities such as Horse Patty Bingo, "Hempfield's Next Top Dog," a hot dog eating contest, Legends Car Show, and the Kids Zone with inflatables, games, crafts and more.

There will also be several food vendors, such as Alincic's Country Farms, Big Boys BBQ, Kazour's Gourmet, Kona Ice of Westmoreland, McFeely's Gourmet Chocolate and Udon Food & Drink. Crafts will be available from M and B Designs, Pixie Dust Sewing Shop, Hang R Wreaths, Crochet Novelties, Creative Face and more.

Visit for complete information, and download a PDF flyer here.

Congratulations on a Great Season to our 2016 Sponsored Teams

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Smail is honored to support our local teams, and we give heartfelt congratulations to all those who participated and helped this season. We hope your summer was filled with fun that will last a lifetime in your memories. 

Thank you to the Mud Hens of the Penn Township Athletic Association and the Lake Monsters of the Maxwell Activities Association for sending plaques, and a big congratulations to Intensity Fastpitch on their 2nd Place finish at the Battle of Lake Erie.

Take Your Best Shot: Hole-in-One Wins 2017 Ford Mustang at Blairsville Library Charitable Foundation Event

Hole in One wins 2017 Ford Mustang at Blairsville Library Charitable Foundation Event

It's been ten years, and nobody has won. That could mean this is the year, the time is right for someone to win this 2017 Ford Mustang with just one swing of a golf club.

The Blairsville Library Charitable Foundation is holding its Annual Gold Outing at the Chestnut Ridge Gold Club on Friday, September 9th 2016 to raise funds for the Blairsville Public Library. As part of the event, Smail Auto Group is once again offering the ultimate prize for an ultimate stroke... of luck. A hole-in-one on the 11th hole will land you this gorgeous 2017 Ford Mustang. Look for more photos after the jump, and find more information here.

The day will also feature other various events, awards and prizes, including 4 Man Scramble, Dinner at Chestnut Ridge After Play, and a total of 8 various skill prizes for both men and women. The mission of the Foundation is to fund the Blairsville Public Library into perpetuity.

For information and reservations, please contact Edward Smith at 724-599-9952 or

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Ligonier Dinner in White: Fund-Raising Event for Community Building Renovation Project UMC

Ligonier Dinner in White

Next Saturday, August 20, 2016 will be the first Ligonier Dinner in White event to raise money for the Heritage United Methodist Church Community Building Renovation Project. 

The "Dinner in White" concept has been done around the world, where people gather in a public place for a meal all dressed in white. 

You can find the unique details of this event, and buy tickets on their website: Or you can call the UMC office at 724-238-2627.

"Are We There Yet?" - Keep Your Kids Entertained and Occupied with these 10 Fun Car Games


I can still vividly remember road trips with my family when I was a kid. My parents obviously rode up front as my brother, my sister and me were all crammed in the back seat with nothing but hours on the open road ahead. This was decades before cell phones or tablets, there were no DVD video screens on the backs of seats to distract or entertain us. If we wanted anything else besides each other's company, we had the radio, the scenery, or we had to bring it.

"Are we there yet?" became a sing-song exclamation at the top of every hour. The three of us would say it in unison to elicit smiles from our mom and dad. We would also each frequently take turns sitting forward, leaning our heads in between them and quoting the movie "Airplane" to them, "I just want to wish you both good luck. We're all counting on you." They were the pilots, afterall, and we were the passengers. 

Of course my selective memory chooses the fond memories, I'm sure there were plenty of pinches and bickering. "He won't stay on his side!" or "She's looking at me!" were likely whines from the back that my parents had to deal with. And my mom would always pull out a big bag, specially packed for such occasions, to distract us and keep us in line. There'd be light snacks, (The official snack of every road trip was "green leaves" as we called them, mint-flavored, leaf-shaped gummies covered in sugar.) the latest wrestling magazines, and a few homemade car games.

My mom has always had the neatest handwriting, so her homemade Car Bingo boards were impressive. We also had checklists of all the US States that we could check off the license plates we see. Then there were always plenty of "I Spy" inspired games, generally designed to keep us quiet and focused out the window. It was simple, it was fun.

If you're looking for some ways to engage and entertain you children that don't have to do with screen-related devices, check out this list of 10 Fun Car Games from Reader's Digest. The spirit, creativity and simplicity of these brings back a lot of those memories I had from when I was younger.