Clyde’s Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter’s Survivor Outreach Services.
During an informal ceremony Wednesday morning at Stewart’s Soldier and Family Services Center, Clyde’s CEO Greg Woolard signed the larger-than-life check for the installation’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund. On-hand to receive it was Stewart-Hunter Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis.
Woolard said his organization owns seven convenience stores in Hinesville and several others in the surrounding area. They also plan to open a Rusty Pig Barbecue Restaurant in Hinesville in February. The new location will be Clyde’s third barbecue restaurant. He said no group was more deserving of the donation than the families of soldiers killed in action.
Gregory said the Clyde’s Market Golf Classic donation would help the installation provide support through it Survivor Outreach Services for more than 600 Gold Star families — the families of Stewart-Hunter soldiers killed in action or who died as part of their military service. He thanked Woolard and said the chain is an integral part of the community.