Crestview woman seeks votes to provide footwear for poor children

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM.

So far, 298 voters have supported Wood’s entry, and the top candidate has 2,348 votes, as of press deadline.

"Right now, I am not in the top 50, but there is still time left," she said.

This will be no vacation getaway, the contest’s website,, states. Winners will take long bus rides on curvy roads and must kneel on concrete surfaces while placing shoes on needy children’s feet.

The trips will take place between July and December. Five groups of 10 will visit one of the countries for a week. An official announcement regarding winners and locations will be made in late April, according to the company’s website.

A giving habit

Regardless of the election’s outcome, Wood wants to continue spreading the word about the charitable shoe company, which has stores in Fort Walton Beach, Destin and at

"They don't advertise; they really go by word of mouth,” she said.

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