Stoltz giving away $26,000 to area charities

ST. MARYS - Stoltz Family Dealerships is again conducting a voter-driven giveaway to area charities this year, and the company is also increasing the amount of money to be donated. In celebration of the automobile sales and service company's 26 years of doing business with the region’s communities, Stoltz plans to give away $26,000. Last year, it gave $25,000 in celebration of 25 years of service. Co-owner Steve Stoltz said last year's contest proved to be "very popular." "And it's more popular this year because last year people didn't know about it as much. So since they didn't know about it, a lot of people didn't understand, they didn't want to come in and vote," Stoltz said.