Greenfield artist wins $5k in convenience store chain contest


October 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A man from Adair County, known across the country for his painting of murals honoring veterans, on a huge rock south of Interstate 80, and other renditions, has won $5,000 from Casey’s General Stores. Store officials say Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, The Freedom Rock Artist, is the winner of the Casey’s “Famous People” contest. The winner was announced late last month, following a three-month search. To celebrate, Casey’s will host a pizza party for Sorensen’s hometown of Greenfield, all-day Tuesday, October 9th, at the Casey’s General Store located at 601 Southeast Kent Street.

Residents of Greenfield can visit Casey’s throughout the day for a slice of free pizza while supplies last. Casey’s will also present Sorensen with the $5,000 Grand Prize check at the store, beginning at 11-a.m.

The Casey’s Famous People contest began in July with a community-wide call-to-action asking Facebook users to nominate local “celebrities” from their hometowns for a chance to win the $5,000 Grand Prize. The contest generated more than 650 nominations, which were narrowed down to three finalists.

View a video of Sorensen here: