Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Chalybeate Food Mart owners Manish and Nisha Patel, their son Parin, and Manish's father Baldev, presented a $1000 check to Edmonson County Schools today at the 13th annual Cram the Cruiser/Stuff The Bus event, which was the biggest success in the event's history.
"We have a good business and it's because of our good community," said Manish. "We wanted to help our local kids that have needs at school. I have a son in Edmonson County Schools and they are good schools. We just want to help the kids of our community."
Manish said he and his family have seen firsthand what community support can do and he believes it's their obligation to give back.
"I believe we all should try to help each other," he added.
This year's event has raised more than $3K, all of which go directly to the school supply needs of students in Edmonson County Schools.