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Free Fry Day to benefit potato growers and HALO an “overwhelming success”

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Free Fry Day, to support local potato growers and HALO air ambulance, is being called an overwhelming success.

Last Friday, McCain’s supplied nearly 7,500 bags of frozen french fries, $50,000 worth, to be handed out at four Western Tractor locations in southern Alberta.

The goal was to help support local farmers who have been dealing with a surplus of potatoes due to restaurants being shuttered amidst COVID-19.

Organizations were also being encouraged to sponsor those french fries and raise money for HALO air ambulance which announced last month it’s at risk of shutting down without a significant funding influx.

The initiative raised over $320,000 and crushed the $100,000 goal that was set.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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