SUTTONS BAY, MI – A northern Michigan auto repair shop celebrated its fifth anniversary by paying in advance.
Grant and Kris Hoxie, the owners of Mr. Hoxie’s garage in Suttons Bay, write a check for $ 2,033.99 to cover unpaid meal debts for elementary, middle and high school students in Suttons Bay.
“We know how trying this year has been for many, especially the kids, so we wanted to find a way to help relieve some of the stress of going to school on a daily basis,” Grant said. Hoxie at Traverse City Record-Aigle.
Kris Hoxie said the couple are generally supportive of arts and school sports, but COVID-19 has disrupted those programs, the newspaper reported.
“Grant and Kris have stated that they strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community that so graciously supports their business,” school staff said. wrote on Facebook.
“They chose to write off the lunch debts so that our students and their families have one less thing to worry about this holiday season. Thank you very much for your generous donation and for helping us continue to spread some joy. “
Suttons Bay is in County Leelanau, just west of Traverse City. The couple say they have spoken with other business owners in the Leelanau County community about the five-year pledge to commit to the school lunch program, according to the newspaper.