A group of five Ace Hardware employees, wearing high heels and carrying purses, raced down a street in Grand Junction, Colo., on Sept. 20 to raise money for victims of domestic violence. The all-male group from Ace Hardware on the Redlands came in third place and won the “Golden Heel” award for raising the most money -- $3,800 – during the annual “Men in Heels” fundraiser. Proceeds benefited Latimer House, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.
The money was raised through customer donations in the weeks preceding the event. Cashiers at the front register of the store, which is owned by Chris and Vicki Peterson, collected sums ranging from $1 to $100.
The five employees participating in the relay race were: Chad Jensen, Eric Whiting, Gerard Fetherston, TJ Kimball and Alan Felix.