Country’s Midnight Express: Not Just a Race !!

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on August 31, 2018

For twenty years West Georgia Eye Care Center has been pleased to support the Country’s Midnight Express! This annual, iconic event brings out young and old for a unique moonlight experience, and incidentally – you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the fun! Participants at last Saturday’s event enjoyed opportunities to run or walk 5k with friends and neighbors, visit the many vendors, watch the special attractions, listen to great live music, and of course to eat delicious Country’s BBQ! Most importantly, this is an event with a heart and purpose designed to benefit the visually impaired in our community!

Over the past 30+ years the Country’s Midnight Express has raised and donated over $350,000 for services, scholarships and other assistance for the blind and visually impaired in our community. Scott Ressmeyer (Owner) and Kelley Amon (CFO) of Country’s always put a significant amount of their time, energy and effort into making this event one that combines great family fun with a higher purpose: something that everyone can feel good about supporting!

West Georgia Eye Care’s Human Resources Manager, Kathy Hill, volunteered at the event and shared, “While West GA Eye Care Center has been a longtime supporter of the Country’s Midnight Express, this was my first experience and I was thrilled to be a part.” She added that she is proud to work for and represent a company that actively supports the needs of the community, and particularly those with visual impairment. Fifteen WGECC staff members joined her to enhance the fun of the evening by providing free bottles of BAI Water, fruit snacks and glow sticks to those in attendance. Thank you to all of our patients and friends who came by to visit!

WGECC also has an easy way for the support to continue! The Columbus Copperheads are a Beep Baseball team made up of visually impaired members from our area. The Copperheads are collecting used shoes (any style, any size, and any condition) to send to impoverished areas, where the shoes are then refurbished to provide jobs and income to those in need. The team receives a portion of the funds raised through the process which they use to allow members to participate in events… essentially a Win – Win! Please drop your unneeded shoes at one of WGECC’s three locations by September 15th; and we will be sure to deliver them!

Country’s Midnight Express: it’s not just a race!!