Hamilton Honda Gives Car to Military Mom
HAMILTON — Officer, veteran and single mother Seron Verrett proudly drove her new 2012 Honda Civic LX to her Browns Mills home yesterday after winning the silver, four-door sedan in a giveaway contest from Hamilton Honda. Mike Saporito, the owner of the dealership, last month congratulated Verrett for being the lucky winner of the drawing.
“When they called me and said I won, I really thought someone was pulling my leg — like someone was going to come out and tell me that I was on ‘Candid Camera,’” she said. Verrett is the mother of three children, Brian Bethea, 7; Tiana Verrett, 15; and Aaron Verrett, 16. They all said they were proud of their mother. “We say at the house, ‘Yeah, Mom’s pretty high-rank,’” Aaron said.
As a signal warrant officer, Verrett works as a network and communications administrator in the Army National Guard, where she has served for the last 18 years. She is also the guard’s only female signal warrant officer working in New Jersey. Verrett was one of nearly 2,000 people who entered Hamilton Honda’s giveaway. Though this was the third time the dealership has held the contest, it has not made the giveaway a regular event, general sales manager Mike Fanning said.
Having already visited Virginia, Florida and the Poconos, Verrett said she hoped to take the family on another memorable road trip.
“I would like to go out to Arizona. I want the kids to see the Grand Canyon,” she said. Aaron and Tiana, who will both be driving soon, eyed their mother’s new car. “You are getting the Accord,” Verrett said, referencing her old car. Brian, the 7-year old, said he wants the family’s minivan.