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Charity donation earns ETX woman a new car

By Jamey Boyum

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The United Way Of Smith County came up with a great way to give back to those who give. They teamed with Allen Samuels East Texas Dodge and held a drawing for a new Hyundai for a lucky donor.

At high noon Thursday, they picked Stacy Dickerson as the winner. She, like many others, pledged at least five dollars a week which qualified her for the drawing. She was working at the time, but later in the afternoon she picked up her new car!

The Dickersons started donating several years ago when the United Way helped them pay some medical bills.

"I didn't know that Stacy had entered at all. I mean, I wasn't even really aware of any of it. I really thought it was going to be a joke or something. I have some pretty crazy friends," said David Dickerson, Stacy's husband.

Stacy's employers had filled out the paperwork, and she didn't know anything about the raffle.

The United Way raised $90,000 with employee pledges, and plan to have a car giveaway again next year.

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