FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Oct. 10, 2017 – Houska Automotive, a family-owned and operated automotive shop in Fort Collins, invites the northern Colorado community to come out for its 16th annual Halloween Blood Drive. The drive will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Garth Englund Blood Center, located at 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins near Lemay and Pennock.

“We’re channeling a pirate theme at this year’s blood drive,” said Dennis Houska, owner and president of Houska Automotive. “We won’t ask you to walk the plank, but we do ask that you bring a friend to donate too!”

Not only will blood donors benefit local patients in the community, but they will also receive a Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing gift card good for a free pint of beer or non-alcoholic beverage when donating a pint of blood. To donate, call Houska Automotive at 970-482-0156 to set up a time to give.

To be eligible to give blood, a person must be at least 18 years old, or 17 with a parent’s permission, and show photo identification. New donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Prior donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information on regulations, please visit the UCHealth website.

About Houska Automotive:
Houska Automotive is a multi-generational business, with Dennis Houska as the second-generation owner and current president of Houska Automotive. For three generations, Houska Automotive has taken care of cars and their owners, with a firm belief that Fort Collins is one of the best places to live and raise a family. For more information about Houska Automotive, visit the Houska Automotive website at