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By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

They had two minutes. Making sure their shopping cart wheels were on straight, four women raced around two grocery stores in Imperial Tuesday, tossing in items to be donated to the Chase County Food Pantry.
It was the annual Pinnacle Bank shopping spree, during which $887.82 worth of groceries was selected and donated to the pantry and paid for by the bank.
At Hills Family Foods drawing winner Lorrie Ringleman and DeMarys Cooper of the food pantry board collected $444.94 worth of groceries in those two minutes.
In the spirit of Christmas, Ringleman will donate her $100 gift card received from Pinnacle Bank to her “The Gift” family.
At Imperial Super Foods, drawing winner Nicole Dietz and food pantry board member Jacci Brown collected $442.88 in groceries. Dietz was also given a $100 gift card from Pinnacle Bank.
Also in the spirit of giving, Super Foods donated $250 to the pantry, the cost of the food collected by Dietz, who was the “high shopper.”
The shoppers were limited to five fresh meat items and three of any other item other than tobacco or health and beauty items.
Last year $890 of food was collected by shoppers for Pinnacle Bank and was donated to the pantry.