Automaker Rocks the Block



Good food, live music, new friends — all the ingredients for a great neighborhood block party. That’s what’s happening today in Plano.


Toyota has pulled out all the stops to thank the community, civic leaders, business partners and nearby corporations for the warm welcome to The Lone Star State.


“We are thrilled to be here in Plano and look forward to a fantastic day of celebration with our new neighbors,” said Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz. “This is just the start of what I know will be a long-lasting friendship.”


The “Hello Texas” celebration features the food of 18 diverse community restaurants and residents will rock the day and night away with live concerts from some of Texas’ most recognizable music superstars.


Earlier this morning Mr. Lentz and Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin announced a $1 million contribution to the Plano ISD Academy High School. And, in an additional expression of gratitude to Plano, Toyota announced the donation of six Texas-built Tundra trucks to the city.


The free “Hello Texas” Block Party runs until 8 p.m. today at Bishop Park at Legacy Town Center. Among the musical guests on tap are headliner Jack Ingram, who plays at 6:30. Click here for the full schedule of events.


Welcome to the neighborhood Toyota!