A big thank-you to Grantville

I want to say thank you to the nice citizens of Grantville.

On June 7, my mother and I were returning to Columbus from Newnan when our vehicle began to overheat. I was able to exit safely into Grantville, where we noticed signs for a gas station. As I approached the stop sign to turn onto Hwy 29 from Exit 35, the vehicle stalled and began smoking.

Immediately, a nice young man in a pickup truck pulled over to assist. After looking under the hood, he noticed the low amount of antifreeze and the busted radiator hose. As he was helping us, another family in a white minivan pulled over to graciously offer us some antifreeze.

After thanking the family and explaining the situation, the young man helped push our stalled vehicle out of traffic. We walked to Nifty’s Phillips 66 gas station to call for help. While at Nifty’s, we explained our situation to Laura, who graciously let us sit inside the station while waiting for help.

The clerks were friendly and kept us entertained by telling us about life in Grantville. Later, as my mother and I went back to check on our vehicle, kind passersby kept asking us if we needed help. Even as my father and brother arrived and were repairing the vehicle, we were still receiving requests for help.

It was gratifying to us. In Columbus, it’s not that often that people stop and offer to help stranded motorists. The clerks at Nifty’s allowed us to park our vehicle overnight, which we took advantage of. This letter is to show our sincere appreciation to the staff at Nifty’s and all of the kind-hearted passersby that offered us assistance in our time of need.

Kimberly Davis and Marsha Johnson


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