Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hal Colston's Vision Honored On Oprah Winfrey Show and by Rick Hendrick

Millions watched on television on May 19th as Good News Garage's visionary founder Hal Colston was honored on The Oprah Winfrey Show/People Magazine Exclusive: Heroes In Hard Times.

During the show, Rick Hendrick, owner of, best known for his winning NASCAR team, surprised everyone by donating 10 lightly used Chevy Impalas and $10,000! Hal was stunned, and the staff of Good News Garage, Lutheran Social Services, and Neighborkeepers are overjoyed by this tremendous gift.

We will post more about Hendrick's incredible gift after we get over the shock.

Hal was in the audience at Champlain College, after the show he graciously answered questions about Lutheran Social Services/Good News Garage, Neighborkeepers and what it was like to meet Oprah Winfrey. It was a wonderful dialogue. Hal was his usual humble and inspiring self.

Two of the cars donated by Hendrick will be provided to people in need through Hal's new program, Neighborkeepers.

If you missed the Oprah Winfrey Show, here is a link to watch it online.

WPTZ channel 5 also create a great peice about Hal Colston.

Sponsors of the viewing party were Champlain College and Chittenden Bank

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Champlain College Host Viewing Party To Watch Hal Colston and Good News Garage on Oprah Winfrey Show

Hal Colston, Good News Garage's founder, will be on the Oprah Show talking about Good News Garage and his newest non-profit Neighborkeepers. Hal is an adjunct professor at Champlain College. They will be hosting a party to watch the airing of Oprah Show on Tuesday, May 19th. This is free and open to public. Seating starts at 3:30 PM, the show starts at 4:00 PM in Alumni Auditorium. There will be a Q & A with Hal after the meeting. Good News Garage staff will be carpooling over to the event. There should be plenty of parking since the students are on break.

Special thanks to Champlain College for generously hosting this event.

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