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Riddell food drive a success

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riddell National Bank Compliance Officer Ann Gibson (left) stands with Clay County Emergency Food Pantry representative Ruth Sciotto along with all the food items the bank collected during its "Dress Down Day," Friday, Sept. 23. In addition, the bank also received more than $550 in donations through the food drive. [Order this photo]
Ruth Sciotto was beside herself.

The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry representative couldn't believe what she was seeing.

Through a one-day food drive, Riddell National Bank managed to collect enough food and other non-perishable items to fill a table.

"What a blessing," Sciotto said. "This is great. It's amazing."

All of the bank's locations had conducted "Dress Down Day," Friday, Sept. 23, as a food drive for the pantry.

Residents that brought in a canned food item or other items during the drive received a "green" grocery bag.

The bank also received $558 in donations through the food drive.

Those in need are encouraged to stop by the food pantry, 506 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, during operational hours of 9 a. m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

Officials stated the pantry will re-open if they receive emergency calls.

Riddell National Bank will also conduct a Customer Appreciation Day Friday.

From the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m., those in attendance will receive free hot dogs.

All residents are encouraged to attend.

There will be prize drawings as well, including a grand prize $100 gift certificate.

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