Charles Snow remembers the moment. Snow, 51, was meeting with his high school counselor Juanita Smith at Morgan County High School and for the first time, he said, he began to see things differently.
“She gave me the encouragement to do something differently,” he says now. She showed me a different way to go, to expect something differently in life.”
Snow used that encouragement to begin U.S. 24 Construction with his wife Edith. The entrepreneurial spirit in the Snow family spread. Now Edith Snow is the owner of Sunshine Graphics. Snow’s daughter Shoran Jones is the owner of Sunshine Mobile Laboratories, a blood gathering group. His Daughter Shumia Law owns the real estate company The Madison Group and Airport Logistics.
Through it all, Snow says, he and his family have been blessed and on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they want to give something back to a community that he says has both inspired and helped him rise to success.
The Snows, under the umbrella of all the businesses they manage, will be handing out 125 frozen turkeys on a first come, first served basis. Charles says his daughter Shumia will pick up the turkeys from John’s Supermarket in Monroe in a box truck and deliver the birds for distribution to the Morgan County Aquatic Center, 1151 East Avenue, Madison.
“It’s time we gave something back to the community,” he says. “I know times are hard right now.”
The turkeys will be distributed one per vehicle and will be given out until they run out. “I know a lot of people are working right now but a lot of people are not,” Charles says. “We just want to give something back.”
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. or until the 125 turkeys are given away.