Mt. Vernon Register-News

July 18, 2012

Couple express thanks


MT. VERNON — Editor:

While traveling through the Mt. Vernon area, our car quit on the Interstate, but allowed us to coast off at the Dix exit.

The 100 degree plus temperatures made the break-down challenging while traveling from Wisconsin to Florida with our two cats. We were blessed to be towed by Joey McDermott. He took us “under his wing” to share information about his area while contacting at least four reputable auto repair services for us. Hefner’s Auto Repair was able to take care of us after hours. Rickey Trout, his daughter, and Larae were caring, accommodating and honest in assisting us. Their concern for keeping our cats safe and cool while we developed our plan was beyond our expectations.

Parts were not available for several days. The moral of the story is Mt. Vernon showed us that people are good, caring and helpful. We ask that your community support their businesses as a way for us to show our thanks to them. Thanks again to McDermott’s Towing, Hefner’s Auto Repair and Enterprise.

Rich and Laura Cox

Osseo, Wis.