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Baldwin business makes dreams come true for Christmas

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How would you like to get a free car for a Christmas gift?

That's what two people in our area are getting, thanks to a transmission business in Baldwin County.

Ashley Dortch and Marlene Warren have each won a car courtesy of Advanced Transmission in Spanish Fort.

The business asks people to nominate someone they believe deserves a free car as part of its "Cars For Christmas Giveaway."

A panel of past customers chooses the winners from essays.  

The nominees are often people who have had difficult personal or economic times this year.

Laura Wilson, co-owner of Advanced Transmission said the cars are donated by customers "that either they choose not to have the transmission repaired and decide to do a good deed and give the car away and, of course, we fix them up and make sure that they're road ready and have all the repairs and things like that done."

Dortch said, "I thought I was not going to win.  It was like a thousand to one odds.  But I'm grateful.  Thank God I won this car."   

Warren said, "I'm just very, very thankful.  Thank you so much.  You have no idea how much I wanted this."

Wilson says this is the sixth year Advanced transmission has held the giveaway.

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