Ready, Set, Go! Sherry Bortzel, owner of Whole Lotta Style Salon in Sinking Spring ran through Redner’s as fast as she could loading up her grocery cart with anything she could get her hands on. Winner of the annual United Way campaign incentive shopping spree, Bortzel finished the three minute dash collecting over $800 in merchandise.

The shopping spree was offered as a campaign incentive to donors contributing $4.00 or more per week to the 2017 United Way campaign. United Way raised over $10.5 million in 2017 to tackle issues around its focus areas of health, education, income and safety net services and to support more than 50 programs, initiatives and grants throughout Berks County. Each year, more than 100,000 people are helped through United Way programs.

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Redner’s has hosted the event for five years and sponsors the shopping spree. Sherry’s husband Scott, an employee of Penske Truck Leasing won the incentive as part of United Way’s 2017 fundraising campaign giving the opportunity to run the store to his wife.

“I’ve contributed to United Way for many years, and it was such a surprise to learn I won the shopping spree. My company is a strong United Way and community supporter, and it’s great that companies like Redner’s are supportive as well,” said Scott Bortzel.

Three minutes is quicker than you think when running around a grocery store. A few items Sherry Bortzel managed to get in her cart before time ran out included a toaster, toothpaste, dish soap, laundry detergent and meat products.