Harry has gift of the grab

Isis Town and Country - - News -

HOW many gro­ceries could you grab in just three min­utes?

The win­ner of the Lions Club gro­cery grab, Harry McKay, found out just how much last Thurs­day morn­ing.

Sur­pris­ing morn­ing shop­pers, they watched and cheered as he dashed around the Childers IGA su­per­mar­ket.

Mr McKay said he had a game plan be­fore he started but it went out the win­dow from the get-go.

“I was very sur­prised to hear I won the raf­fle, I have never won a raf­fle and I am very thank­ful,” he said.

Mr McKay has lived in Childers for 18-months and said he felt at home from the start.

“The peo­ple of Childers are friendly and I shop at IGA ev­ery­day, for one thing or another,” he said.

When time keeper John Van Barn­eveld said go, Mr McKay headed for the bis­cuits sec­tion first.

He grabbed all his favourites along with fruit and ve­g­ies, cof­fee, food for his dog and his favourite salami.

“It won’t go to waste as I will share it with my neigh­bour Chris­tine,” he said.

The staff at IGA cheered on Mr McKay as he went by grab­bing items and toss­ing them into the trol­ley, snag­ging $230 of food in the al­lo­cated time.

Lions Club pres­i­dent Lachie McCon­nell was grate­ful to IGA Childers own­ers Bruce and Deb Ma­honey for sup­port­ing the char­ity and ar­rang­ing the gro­cery grab.

Mr Ma­honey said he would do­nate another $50 to the Lions Club.

“We have do­nated over $25,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties in Childers and we thank the lo­cals for sup­port­ing the lo­cals,” he said.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

WIN­NER: Lucky Harry McKay takes home $230 worth of food in the Lions Club IGA gro­cery grab.

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