Two Ellis County nonprofits receive $12.5k each from Corner Store

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Shown at the recent check presentation are, from left, County Commissioner Pct. 3 Paul Perry, ECCAC board member Katherine Sirchia, ECCAC board member/treasurer Mike Navarro, Corner Store manager Laura Lamb, ECCAC supporter Beth Allen, ECCAC supporter Brisa Gray, Corner Store zone merchandiser and Country-Run committee chairman Ed Passalugl and Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center founder/director Emily Oliver.

ELLIS COUNTY — Corner Store, one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, raised $1.4 million during its second annual "Country Run" 5K fun run in Fort Worth, with 100 percent of the funds raised going to charitable causes and nonprofit organizations that serve children.

Two beneficiaries were named in Ellis County: Ellis County Children's Advocacy Center dba the Gingerbread House and Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, with each receiving $12,500.