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News On 6/Reasor's Grocery Giveaway Winner Buys Thanksgiving Hams For Senior Citizens

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The News on 6/Reasor's Great Grocery Giveaway is making a lot of winners happy.

If they text at just the right time during our morning and 10 p.m. newscasts, they win a $500 Reasor's gift card.

One lucky viewer says winning is a blessing, but it's one he's sharing with others this Thanksgiving.

One morning before going to work, Salina High School principal Kyle Fowler tried his luck to text in to win a $500 Reasor's gift card.

Turns out, he won.

"I get a call and I think, ‘You've got to be kidding me,'” he said. “Got wide eyed. It's a really, really neat deal."

But Fowler decided not to go on a shopping spree for himself.

Instead, he's using all $500 to help others have a nice Thanksgiving meal.

"It wasn't like this supernatural experience, but I said, ‘Lord, you know if I can win this. I can bless somebody.'"

Fowler is buying 72 hams with his winnings, enough to finish out the Thanksgiving baskets his church, Northstar Church in Pryor is giving out to 72 senior citizens.

"It's a giving church without question," he said.

Church member Dustin Evans added: "What a blessing he is to us to be able to do this; it's just awesome."

As part of its ministry, the church has five different food pantry outreach programs.

They've learned there's a great need.

Northstar Church fed more than 1,000 in Mayes County just last month.

It also packs 100 backpacks for the Food for Kids program each week for students in Adair and Salina.

"It gives those people hope and lets them know that people love them and God loves them, and that's what the church is supposed to do," Evans said.

You name it -- from yams to cranberry sauce, stuffing mix -- it will be in the Thanksgiving basket, and the donated hams will top everything off.

Fowler never wanted any attention. We actually had to talk him into doing an interview.

He just wanted to make a difference.

"There wasn't any question in my mind that that's where it needed to go," Fowler said.

As exciting as it was to win the grocery giveaway contest and the $500 in free groceries from Reasor's, it's an even better feeling giving it away.

"Reasor's blessed me, and to be able to return that to someone else and them be blessed because of it, that's what it's all about,” Fowler said.

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