Lewis Automotive changed my life. As 2015 Miss Rodeo Arkansas I was in desperate need of a reliable truck. I had gone to the extent of getting approved for a loan but knew that the financial commitment would mean more working to make ends meet... which would result in less traveling and events to represent my state and the sport that I loved. Though I was not happy with the idea of the sacrifice, I am no stranger to hard work and was more than willing to do what I needed to get my horse and I safely to rodeos and events. 

   On Memorial Day weekend I received a call from Jake McBride from Kixx104 saying to get in touch with Mr. Matt Lewis. On the day I was supposed to sign for papers on a new truck, I instead had a meeting with Matt Lewis and Lance Drinkard. That evening I received a phone call that changed my year and essentially my life. They would be putting me

 in a 2015 F-150!! Because of their partnership, I was able to encourage students across the state to reach for their dreams regardless of the obstacles they may face. I traveled to rodeos within my state to take part in opening ceremonies, push cattle, carry sponsor flags and visit with young fans while marketing for the Lewis team. I flew across the nation to rodeos like the “Daddy of em All” in Cheyenne, WY to represent our beautiful Natural state. Their sponsorship was more than truck it was an encouraging effort that someone believed in what I was doing. When I have the chance, I intend to give back to others the same way that Lewis Automotive and so many others have given to me.

I am Kelsey Parmenter. I am now proud to be part of the Lewis Automotive marketing team! I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of a company who is so actively involved in the communities of Northwest Arkansas and who wholeheartedly upholds their motto. “Since 1946. No pressure. No hassle. Just tradition.” I look forward to updating you on the outstanding involvement of the Lewis team.

Big things are coming in 2016!  

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