In what many observers are calling a stunning upset victory, the Turnersville Ford-Lincoln Sales Department has out-polled their Service counterparts with a convincing nine-percentage-point margin of victory in the Custom F-150 Challenge. After 323 votes taken across the company, the Sales truck picked up 176 votes, translating into approximately 54.5% of the ballots cast. Joanne Vencius from Holman Marketing ran the online voting; defending the accuracy of the results in the strongest possible terms, Vencius said she was “kind of sure” there was no Russian hacking involved in the Sales win.
You may remember that both Sales and Service Departments were given an F-150 crew cab truck in the color of their choice, along with $5,000 to customize the truck. Whichever side polled more employee votes for the best truck would be given $1,000 to donate to their favorite charity. According to these rules, the Sales team has earned $1,000 for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The final tally was so close, however, that Holman will make $1,000 donations to both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Foundation, the charity chosen by Service.
In a jubilant statement, Sales team spokesman Scott Gallaher said the upset win was as unexpected and sweet as the Cubs triumph in last year’s World Series. He also noted that ironically the Service truck sold soon after it was completed, scoring another win for the Sales team. For his part, Service leader Joe Gabriele was gracious in defeat, but immediately challenged Sales to a second F-150 contest, tentatively scheduled for Halloween, 2017. The competition will run concurrently with Turnersville’s first annual Chili Cook-off Championships.
It’s clear to at least this observer that they’re having way too much fun in Turnersville.