Auction of donated race car helps to fund school playground

Northville’s Cooke School Supervisor Mary Meldrum (right) with Tom Morrissey who, along with Michael Morrissey, purchased the #29 Kevin Harvick NASCAR racecar that was auctioned recently to benefit the students at Cooke and Old Village schools.

The ‘drive’ for a new inclusive playground at Cooke School in Northville got a big boost last month when a NASCAR racecar driven by Daytona 500 champion Kevin Harvick was auctioned to the highest bidder live on the HD Theater Mecum Auction Show on the Discovery Channel.

The retired 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Shell Pennzoil car was donated in May 2010 to Cooke and Old Village schools by the owner, a Northville resident and racecar collector, whose daughter has been a student at Old Village and currently attends Cooke.

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