By Shelby Campbell
For the Troy Daily News
TROY — Ten Troy students will be able to “eat mor (free) chikin” this year.
The first 100 people to stand in line outside of the brand new Chick-Fil-A in Troy received 52 free chicken sandwiches to eat within the next year. These students include Derrick Spitler, Alex Del Cid, Tim Hanna, Grant Holland, Evan Tamplin, Nick Wherley, Nick McGovern, Ryan Dever, Reagan Fonner, Noah Hosler and Alli York. These dedicated students endured the 42 degree weather all night for their free chicken.
“We stayed warm by bundling up in our tent. I had my varsity jacket and a hat to keep my warm as well,” said senior Tim Hanna.
“We waited 19 hours until 6 in the morning before we were able to go home,” senior Derrick Spitler said.
To pass the time, students brought along Monopoly, which they played in their tent. Chick-Fil-A provided foursquare and other activities, along with a DJ to help pass the time.
However, these students did not just sit in tents and play games all night: they made prepackaged meals for Feeding Children Everywhere, a non profit organization based out of Orlando, Fla. The chicken enthusiasts formed an assembly line and packaged 7,776 lentil casserole meals in an hour, half of which were donated to The New Path, a faith-based non-profit charity in Tipp City, to be distributed among the needy in the area. The meals were vegan, non-GMO, kosher, and provided the necessary nutrients to sustain health.
Shelby Campbell is a senior staff writer for the Trojan Tempo who is a big fan of Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries and ice cream.