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Clemson, Carolina tanks up for grabs in Alzheimer’s drawing

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Cindy and Bobby Snowden are raising money for the Alzheimer’s foundation in full force this year.

Bobby Snowden collects vintage gas pumps as a hobby and restores them from old, rusty, forgotten tanks to vintage works of art. He hauls propane for a living and he is always on the lookout for old gas pumps. He finds the majority of them while on the road at old, forgotten gas stations and sometimes on someone’s property, ready for a bargain to be made.

“There are always old forgotten gas pumps just sitting by the road at an old gas station that has been out of service for years,” said Bobby Snowden. “Most people don’t know what to do with them, so we always get a good price.”

Two such pumps are being given away in a drawing that will raise funds for George "Tripp" Hussey, who will ride for the second time in June in A Ride to Remember, an event sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association where riders trek across the entire state to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.

The Snowdens said that tickets are one for $20 or six for $100, and the drawing will be held June 1 at Mariachi's in Manning. Participants do not have to be present to win. The winner will choose one of two pumps, a University of South Carolina Wayne 70 and a Clemson University Tocheim 39. The former is 78 inches tall, while the latter is 92 inches tall.

For more information, call or text (803) 473-0283.

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