MAYFIELD — Gary LeVox, a Grammy-nominated country music star, made an appearance at the Mayfield Save A Lot on Tuesday, Jan. 10 bagging groceries and helping customers.
“We’ve teamed up with Save A Lot. We looked at who’s done some amazing work in their community, so we picked this Save A Lot in Mayfield. We wanted to bless people financially, and it’s been a lot of fun,” LeVox said, happy from helping customers at the checkout aisle.
Save A Lot presented two checks of $2,000 dollars to the Northside Baptist Church and the Northside Church of Christ so the leaders can use it to give back to the community after the damage caused by the December 2021 tornado.
Darryl Watson, Save A Lot district manager, said when Save A Lot reached out to LeVox and told him about the hardships the local people have had to endure in this past year, LeVox wanted to give back to organizations in the community.
“That’s why we reached out to both the Northside Church of Christ and the Northside Baptist. Both of those churches have been tremendous in this community this past year, we recognized that, and Gary wanted to recognize that too,” Watson said. “People in this town are still in need, some are still without homes. It’s still tremendous. We want to do whatever we can do to help our community and this was a great way to do that.”
LeVox has a TikTok hashtag called #getdownlikethat, where people dance in Save A Lot. He made his name by being the lead singer in the multi-platinum-selling country-pop group Rascal Flatts.
“We’ve always been in partnership with Save A Lot, many times we’ve had individuals or families in the community that need assistance in groceries, food, or food vouchers for the family. We do food boxes and baskets during Christmastime, we’ve always purchased supplies from here, anytime we come across needs we send people over here,” said Al Chandler, pastor of Northside Baptist Church. “They asked us and a neighboring church, the Northside Church of Christ, to come for the presentation. They gave us $2,000 each to use in the store. It’s going to be a continued great partnership.”