Martha SparksSociety Editor
January 6, 2013
MAN — Late last fall, Mac’s Auto Parts and Mac’s Service Center took nominations on who would be the recipient of free auto repairs worth $500. In late November, through a nomination from Gale Thompson, Polly Green of Chapmanville received the free auto repairs.
Thompson’s nomination read “I would so love it if a wonderful lady could win this and I can’t think of anyone more deserving. For years I’ve wished I could do this for her and since I can’t this would be great.
“I’m not telling her I nominated her, just in case. Long story short, her name is Polly Green, lives in Chapmanville, and she’s 80 years young. A good Christian woman, mother and grandmother, and friend to all. Every day she takes people to doctor appointments or wherever they need to go. Always on the run for others and never complains.
“Her old Ford, I think it’s an 83, needs new tires and some days it sounds like its not gonna go. Polly just keeps on going and with some prayers she gets there and back. I really just can’t put into words how great it would be for me and lots of others who love and admire her, to know her little car is in better condition.
“Please consider her. I forgot to tell you a few more reason I think Polly Green should win the car repairs. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t take someone to doctor appointments in her old car. She had heart surgery and at 80 she still does good deeds for everyone and never complains. She takes food to people in addition to all the other things she does.
“I am in awe of her every day. With these repairs to her old Ford she could drive with a little more peace of mind. No one deserves this more and it would be great surprise for her. Thank you. — Gale Thompson”
Jack McDaniels, owner of Mac’s Auto Parts and Mac’s Service Center, said repairs to Green’s 1981 Ford Fairmont included a set of tires.
“We put new tires on it and a lot of little things,” said McDaniels. “We did a service on it, did an alignment, put tie rods on it, she had some tie rods that were really bad on the front end.”
McDaniels said that also repaired the exhaust on the vehicle, put new wiper blades and serviced the transmission.
“She was a very, very deserving person for the free repairs,” said McDaniels.