For the past 24 years Save-A-Lot has put on its Race Day.
This Saturday race day was in full swing at the Perry County Central High School Parking lot.
This years event was in memory of Joann Stollings and the annual bike ride was in memory of Chokie Herald. Steve Stollings, the Regional Manager of Save-A-Lot, said Chokie Herald II led the bike ride that commemorated his father.
The event raised $23,128 to be donated to two local families. The two families, according to Stollings, work the food booths during race day.
“The money from the auction, the food booths, cash donations and the motorcycle ride all goes into one big pile and we split it down the middle and give it to the families.,” said Stollings. One family selected to receive the funds were the family of 12-year-old Kira Michelle Banks, who has heart defects and has had four open heart surgeries and more upcoming surgeries scheduled. Another recipient was the family of three-year-old Jaxson Case Griffie, who born with half a heart and has upcoming surgeries.
“We really appreciate all the businesses and people who donated,” said Stollings. “It really speaks for our community that so many people will just walk up and give you $50.”
Save-A-Lot also donated several loads of food donations to the local hospice. J.D. Litteral, store manager, said the store contributed at least 18 loads.
“Thanks to all loyal and generous Save-A-Lot customers, we were able to deliver over 23,000 pounds of food for families of those staying in the center and to home patients,” Litteral said.