Grills designed and built by Faurecia employees will once again be raffled off following the upcoming Our Hospice of South Central Indiana free concert.
But unlike last year, raffle winners might actually be able to get their prizes home immediately after Peter Cetera and his seven-piece electric band wrap up their Sept. 3 concert in Mill Race Park.
Last summer, the goal of the competition among four teams of employees from automobile parts manufacturer Faurecia was simply to create the best and most elaborate super grill.
So when imaginative sketch-to-prototype efforts resulted in a mobile party wagon and miniature big-rig, for example, the designs drew a lot of oohs and ahs — and $3,520 in raffle revenue.
But in terms of moving the elaborate contraptions or actually utilizing them at home, the designs were not practical for most bidders.
“So there was a little bit of a different flavor in this year’s grill competition,” said Tobi Herron, director of community and employee involvement for Faurecia.
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.