The Lions Club has seen a doubling of requests for eyeglasses during this time of recession, according to Lions Club president Donna Calhoun.
Calhoun was searching for innovative ideas to raise money when a friend at church suggested the game styled after the well-known TV show.
The Lions Club took the concept to Scott Everett, store manager at Food Lion.
“It’s just one small way to tell the Chickamauga community that we appreciate them. Plus I think it will be a lot of fun,” Everett said.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, the aisles of Food Lion will be cleared at 9:30 a.m. for safety reasons while one lucky win-ner tries to fill a shopping cart until it bulges.
Contestants will have five minutes to run through the store and fill one cart with food, $25 of which can be meat products. None of the items can be returned later.
No alcohol or tobacco products will be available.
Tickers are available at Food Lion and through Lions Club members. Contact Grover Newman at 706-375-3202 if interested in purchasing the $5 tickets.
Several Lion’s Club members have purchased their own tickets with plans to donate the food to charity if they win, according to Calhoun.
The winner will be drawn on Dec. 10 and be notified by phone afterwards.
Over 100 tickets have already been sold.