CABA Treasure Hunt donations go to a good cause

Don Kurylowicz, of the Gristmill and Honey Creek Inn; Jim Blackall of the Topp Stopp; dad Joe Kirk; Linda Anderson of ChoiceOne Bank; Sam Kirk, 15 (who found the coin); Molly Kirk, 12; Olivia Kirk, 17; Anna Kirk, 10, and mom Robin Kirk. They are pictured with the giant check for $1,000 in free gas. Problem? Sam doesn’t have a driver’s license or a car.

This year’s Cannon Area Business Association annual treasure hunt for the copper coin worth $1,000 in free gas included a request for donations of food and nonperishable goods to be donated to the North Kent Community Services. “This way it is good for the whole community and also helps our neighbors in need,” said Dennis Spitler. Below Spitler is pictured with John of the North Kent Community Services dropping off the sizable donation collected during the six weeks of the hunt.

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