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Car Wash With a Community Conscience

Friendly Car Wash has a daily special, along with a weekly special advertised on its marquee. This week: a free wash for anyone out of work.

A car wash isn't a necessity, it's a nicety. But nothing beats a car that sparkles, even when you're on a low budget.

And no one is on a tighter budget than the unemployed. This is why our Frugal Family choice of the week is . Their marquee lured us in, even as it made us smile:

A free wash this week for anyone who is unemployed.

If you're jobless, the least of your worries may be a dirty car, but it's nice to know the community cares. And that's the point, said Mike Sheehan, a co-owner. He tries to make his weekly specials focused on different communities. A few weeks ago, the free wash went to drivers with red hair. This week, it's the unemployed.

Every day, meanwhile, he offers a daily special. On Tuesday, it's "Turd Tuesday," a few bucks off for anyone with bird poop on their car, he explained.

"A Clean Car is a Happy Car" is the Friendly motto. The washes cost from $10 for basic, to $17 for the works.

What's not to smile about?

Susan Johnson April 13, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Even though Patch is likely to confuse me (Gregg) with Sue again: This is good to know, even though it's raining now.
Danielle Horn April 13, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Gregg, the comments post with the name given when you signed up for an account on Patch. You can go on and change the account settings, or set up another one so there's no confusion!

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