November 2008 / Bott Radio Network Partners with Local Church in Memphis to Help Feed Needy Families, Friday, November 7th
Friday, November 7th the Memphis Bott Radio Network team and listeners joined
hands in gathering food items for needy families in the inner city. This was the
17th year to show support for Pastor Francis Ssebikindu of the Living Water
Community Church to provide Thanksgiving food baskets. Bott Radio listeners
were asked to bring canned & non-perishable food items to help meet the need.
This year’s Bott Radio Network Super-Lo food drive was the biggest ever with many local
businesses co-sponsoring the event including our live broadcast at the Super-Lo
Foods location on Spotswood. Randy Stepherson, owner of Memphis area Super-
Lo Foods and his staff provided excellent support in their 2nd year as the main
sponsor of this community wide event. We would like to give special thanks to
Rowsey Furniture Supermarket for giving away a beautiful oak gathering table
with chairs, Chuck Hutton Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep for giving away an HP laptop
computer with HP color photo printer. We also appreciate One & Only BBQ for
serving their delicious bbq for all who stopped by and donated to the drive and
The Shot Nurse for offering flu vaccinations to anyone willing to feel a “small
stick.” Other sponsors for this year’s food drive included Marci Russell with
Pulaski Mortgage, Union University, Brim’s Snack Foods, A-1 Homes- residential
roofing specialists, Turner Ice Cream, Mike Volner Retirement Planning, Fast
Signs, Lenny’s Sub Shops, Flowers & Gifts by Regis and Conway Services Heating
BRN Memphis' Donna Austin with Turner Dairy’s Fred Griffith who gave away free ice cream for each that donated to the food drive.
From left: Account Executive Sunny Caldwell, Terry Brimhall of Brim’s Snack Foods, BRN Memphis General Manager Todd Payne and Account Executive Kim Morris enjoy the perfect weather for the food drive- Sunny skies & lower 70’s!!
Pastor Ssebikindu, originally from Uganda, has been pastoring the Living Water Community Church for 23 years ministering to inner-city families in Memphis.
Mrs. Shirley Rowsey of Rowsey Furniture Supermarket explains why she’s glad to be a sponsor of this year’s food drive.
One & Only BBQ served up free bbq with the fixings to everyone that came out to support this annual community wide event. The security guard was overheard to say, “This is the best bbq in town!”
Dr. Kenneth Whalum, Jr., Pastor of the New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis City School Board Commissioner is joined by Bott Radio Network's Memphis General Manager, Todd Payne and Program Director, Byron Tyler for opening prayer.
WCRV’s Byron Tyler takes a flu shot live on the radio from April Hay with The Shot Nurse. Have you had your flu shot?
Bott Radio Network's Memphis General Manager Todd Payne explains the importance of our involvement in this year’s food drive
Super-Lo Foods owner Randy Stepherson oversees 3 store locations in the Memphis area. Each store was a drop point for listeners to bring their donations.
Bott Radio Network advertiser Lance Walker with Walker Auctions shares about family traditions at Thanksgiving time.
Event sponsor Marci Russell of Pulaski Mortgage invites listeners to register for a free American flag with a crisp $100 bill tied to the flag pole!
One & Only BBQ owner, Bill Dushlek refuses to give away the secret recipe of what makes their bbq taste so good!!
Chuck Hutton Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep’s General Sales Manager Benny Henry shows off the new Dodge Challenger.
Dr. Ken Easley (left) and Landon Preston with Union University’s Stephen Olford Center talk about the variety of Christian ministry educational degree programs offered at Union’s Germantown campus.
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