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Texoma businesses help get Burkburnett woman back on the road

BURKBURNETT, TX (KAUZ) -

A Burkburnett woman is back on the road after a group of Texoma businesses came together to donate a car to her.

It was all part of a car giveaway which Rosette Akens, 83, was the first winner. 

Burk Light Truck and Auto in Burkburnett and Park Light Truck and Auto in Iowa Park started its first ever car giveaway Wednesday afternoon, where they help someone in need.

Akens brought her '88 Pontiac Grand Prix in for repairs in early June after its engine blew out.

After mechanics reviewed the cost of the repairs, they realized it exceeded the value of the car. The cost of the repairs would have been more than $4,000.

Wayne Methvin, co-owner of Burk Light Truck and Auto, decided to contact other local businesses about donating a fixer upper car, new auto parts and paying for registration costs for Akens.

James Burden, the owner of Burden's Towing, donated a 1999 Honda Accord, NAPA Auto Parts donated auto parts, Think of I.T. and a few others donated cash for registration.

Light Truck and Auto mechanics began repairing the new fixer upper vehicle to donate to Akens, unbeknownst to her.

Akens thought she was still receiving her Pontiac and paying for repairs herself.

After almost a month of repairs, everyone who participated in helping donate the car waited inside a garage to surprise Akens.

When Akens entered the Burk Light Truck and Auto shop, Methvin asked her if she wanted to see her car.

She asked if it was the 'unveiling.' Methvin laughed and said 'yes.'

As she stood in front of the patio next to the Honda, Akens looked around for her car, even though she was standing right in front of it.

"You're looking at the wrong car," Methvin said. "This one is yours."

"Oh, you painted it?" Akens responded jokingly. Her Pontiac was maroon and the Honda is gray.

As everyone began to pour out of the garage to surprise Akens, all she could say was, "I'm going to cry."

"I can't explain how I feel," Akens said. "I just feel wonderful."

Akens was not the only who felt wonderful.

"When you see so many people come together to do this for a person, it's awesome," Methvin said.

"I want to thank everybody, everybody for being so kind and thoughtful," Akens said as she held back tears.

Akens said she is ready to drive to work once again. This time in her new car.

Both Burk and Iowa Park Light Truck and Auto want to continue helping the community.

If you would like to nominate a friend or loved one to Light Truck and Auto parts car giveaway, you can go register them here for future drawings.

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