Grub run scheduled

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The Second Annual Memorial Johnny D’s Grub Run is scheduled for March 27, 2021 in Frederick. The Grub Run will benefit the Tillman County Food Bank.

The community is encouraged to grab a hamburger meal for a great cause at 4 p.m. on Saturday at $5 a person. The beef is locally grown.

There are 40 raffle items, with one a $250 grill package from Home Depot.

The Tillman County Food Bank can buy three or four meals at the Regional Food Bank for $1. The community buying the hamburger meal provides 20 meals at the Food Bank.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 25 tickets for $20. Your participation in the raffle helps to feed many people.

Nationwide, there are one in 12 adults and one in seven children that are food insecure. In Tillman County, there are one in eight adults and one in four children that are food insecure. The Food Bank does not receive state or federal funds. All funds used to purchase food items, maintenance on the building, and paying utilities and insurance on the building are raised by the Food Bank volunteers.

The run, which includes motorcycles, classic cars and any mode of transportation, will begin at the Food Bank, 901 N. 15th Street in Frederick, with registration at 8 a.m. The Welcome, National Anthem and Blessing of the Riders will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the first bikes out at 9:30 a.m. The ride will begin at the Food Bank with the route going to the Elmer General Store, then on to Snyder for the second with the ride’s third stop in Medicine Park. The ride will then continue to Chattanooga and back to the Food Bank.

Riders will be given raffle tickets during registration and an additional ticket for each $5 spent along the route at the vendor stop sights. A hamburger meal is included in the registration for all participating in the Grub Run.

The day will end with the meal, the drawing for the raffle items, the announcement of the Grub Run winner and celebrating Johnny D’s 76th birthday with a birthday cake.

All proceeds from the day’s activities will benefit the Tillman County Food Bank. Details about the Grub Run can be found on the website at johnnydgrubrun.com

Event sponsors include:

    • Billingsley Ford in Lawton
    • Chris Middick State Farm
    • CHS of Frederick
    • Box, Inc.
    • Vernon United Grocery
    • Home Depot of Lawton

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