9 a.m. on Monday morning, guests and locals gathered with Outer Beaches
Realty at Conner’s Supermarket in Buxton for the 6th Annual Gobble
Gobble Giveaway. The annual event aims to prove that Thanksgiving
grocery shopping can be a lot of fun, via a lucky winner’s fast-paced
shopping spree that zips through the aisles of Conner's Supermarket.
best part about the event is that attendees are shopping for a cause:
Outer Beaches Realty and Conner's match the dollar amount of the
sweepstakes winner's cart, and donate the proceeds to two food pantries
on Hatteras Island.
10 finalists showed up with their crews ready to cheer them on if they
were chosen as the lucky winner. OBR also had a life-size turkey on
hand to help gather foods within the time limit, and for funny
pictures, of course. Spectators also placed guesses on what the
winner’s cart would total, which ranged from $150 to $450.
Sears was this year’s winner, giving him the opportunity to shop like
mad for a full two minutes, 30 seconds in Conner’s Supermarket.
Set. Go! The countdown began as Carl raced through Conner’s down every
aisle, adding items in his cart for a proper Thanksgiving feast, which
included two turkeys, a cheese wheel, drinks, and much more. At the end
of the spree, Carl managed to put $345.31 worth of groceries into his
cart. (Spectator Bill Martin was very close to the grand total with a
guess of $342, making him the lucky recipient of a $100 gift
all of the items in Carl’s cart were bagged and ready to go, he
informed everyone that he was donating all of his winnings to the
Hatteras Island Food Pantry.
Beaches Realty and Conner’s Supermarket teamed up and matched the grand
totals, donating $690.62 to Lifeline Outreach OBX and an additional
$690.62 to the Hatteras Island Food Pantry.
are so lucky to live in a special place where people pride themselves
on helping others,” said Outer Beaches in an online recap of the event.
“We hope everyone enjoys the rest of Thanksgiving week with family and
friends. Until next year… Gobble, gobble!”
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