Volunteer treated to commissary shopping spree
May 22, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - "I could have used another cup of coffee, but I feel OK."
That was Gina Twyman's reaction after raking in $570.61 worth of goods during a two-minute commissary shopping spree May 12.
Twyman, a community volunteer, won the shopping spree during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
As members of Wiesbaden's Army Community Service staff stood by waving pom-poms and cheering Twyman on, she raced through the Wiesbaden Commissary collecting items.
"It's a little surprising," she said. "I'm not a competitive person by nature.
"I've been volunteering since I was in high school. It's just a part of being in our community," Twyman added.
"I just wanted to do my best to make the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club proud.?ACS and the Spouses Club are just assets in the community. All of the volunteers who are out there are kind of the unsung heroes," she said. "If you see a volunteer -- thank him or her."
"This is an excellent opportunity to reward our volunteers," said Store Director Kevin Kegler. "As long as our industry partners are here to support this, we're glad to do it."
"It just brings good morale to the family members and helps them in exploring different areas of the store they might not see normally," said Carmen Little, one of?the store's merchandisers representing General Mills and Kraft. "We like to support the families."
"It's great for the community. We're looking forward to next year," Kegler said.