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