Darren Doyle, story:
Santa's Helping Hands, INC., Edmonson County's largest charity, held a raffle yesterday at the Cee Bee Food Store for an impressive lawn care package that included a Husqvarna Z254 Zero Turn Mower with 54" cut as well as a trimmer and leaf blower.
Alison Lile of Moutardier was the winner of the raffle and she chose to donate the prize package back to SHH, INC., so that it can be auctioned at the organization's annual charity event that is scheduled for this November.
Charity founder Mark Wardlow said the act was gracious and appreciated by the organization.
"I've always said that there's something special about Edmonson County that you don't find everywhere," he said. "This act of kindness is just one example of why this charity is able to do what we do. It's about putting others before ourselves and helping, and that's what Alison did yesterday. This will allow us to make a difference in even more lives of those who need it in our county."
Santa's Helping Hands, INC., is a local charity run by local board members. It's main purpose is provide Christmas gifts and other necessities for elderly and school-age children that reside in Edmonson County. All charity workers and board members are volunteers that receive no pay.
To find out more about SHH, contact Mark Wardlow at 270-991-2972.