will be putting in a new driveway for a very deserving family thanks to an annual contest the company holds.
The business announced recently that the Walker family of Kingsley will be the recipient of the $5,000 prize that is to be applied toward a brand-new asphalt driveway.
Throughout the month of April, Team Elmer’s searched for "the worst driveway in northern Michigan," asking each contestant to write a 200-word essay explaining why they were deserving of a new one. Team Elmer’s then narrowed the submission pool down to three finalists, judging each entry based on need, creativity, originality, and artistic merit. Finally, Team Elmer’s put the decision to a community vote, via their Facebook page.
"We cannot express how appreciative we are that (Team Elmer’s) selected us as a finalist and how overwhelmed we were with all the community support during the voting process," Angie Walker says. "We just can’t put into words how appreciative we are for the wonderful gift."
In addition to submitting their own case, the Walker family was unknowingly entered into the contest by a caring neighbor. Keith and Angie’s daughter, Grace, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth, and the current muddy condition of their driveway presented difficulties in the maneuvering of her wheelchair. Team Elmer’s vows to remedy this situation, with hopes to complete the project in time for the family to host Fourth of July festivities.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Team Elmer's