By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Krown Rust Control in Cornwall took part in a country-wide initiative to raise funds for charity and to smash a world record Saturday.
Local Krown owner Mike Mallory, manager Kelly Thompson, his father, Kevin, volunteer Char-Leigh Potvin and a handful of highschool students collecting community hours washed 58 vehicles.
A wash cost $10 with all proceeds going to the regional chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
Krown was hoping to clean 10,000 cars, raising $100,000.
The ambitious company goal fell short at 2,003, according to their website.
Out of 67 municipalities, Cornwall placed 9th.
SDG Krown centres Lightning Auto and Tire Sales, Alexandria, ranked 11th, and Woody's Krown Rust Control, Winchester, ended in 18th.
"There were a lot more vehicles than we expected," said Thompson.
Within the first hour, the parking lot at the Sunnyside Avenue shop was packed.
City resident Corinne Wicks took her son to support local charity and the staff.
"They promoted this event very well, plus it's a small good deed just for having a clean car," said Wicks.