Food drive collects 400+ items

  • McKinley Blake Pritchard sorts the donated items she collected from a food drive to benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

McKinley Blake Pritchard, a junior at Jefferson Davis Academy and Teen Miss Aiken County, hosted a food drive benefiting Golden Harvest Food Bank from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3.

She received 100 items from the students and staff of Jefferson Davis Academy during Oct. 16 and Nov. 3. On Oct. 28 and 29 at Sport's Gas and Convenience she received 150 items and $350 in cash donations from the community.

Cash donations will be used to purchase 300 items.

Pritchard thanked everyone who donated items and money. She also thanks Cindy Flowers from Cindy's Country Confections in Blackville for providing cupcakes for those who donated at Sport's Gas and Convenience.

She also thanks Lawson "Sport" Holland from Sport's Gas and Convenience for donating a $50 gas certificate. Anyone donating $5 or five items was entered into the drawing. The winner was Chuck McConnell of Barnwell.