As other South Sound pioneers – including Roman Meal and Brown & Haley – celebrate their 100th year in 2012, Scarff Ford of Auburn will honor its 90th birthday this weekend.
At 90, the dealership is the oldest extant business operating in Auburn, according to a press release on Monday.
The company was founded in 1921 in West Seattle by Way Scarff, and moved south the next year. The family-owned business has been at its current location since 1948 and is now operated by the third generation of the Scarff family.
The company has been active in South Sound charities over the years, most notably as sponsor of the Auburn Rotary Scholarship Show, which has presented more than $850,000 in college scholarships to Auburn students. There have also been contributions to local food banks, the YMCA, Auburn and Federal Way Chambers of Commerce; Boys and Girls Club of Federal Way and Auburn; and the White River Valley Museum.
The public is invited to help the company celebrate its anniversary this coming weekend, with a complimentary BBQ lunch on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and a display of vintage vehicles from a local Model A Ford club on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.