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Laws got some funny looks trying on size 11 heels

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, October 5, 2013

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Tom Laws was assisted by Melinda in coordinating his wardrobe for the inaugural Heels for Meals race.

Jim Fair

Tom Laws was assisted by Melinda in coordinating his wardrobe for the inaugural Heels for Meals race.



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The 40-yard race quickly saw the younger field burst ahead.

Jim Fair

The 40-yard race quickly saw the younger field burst ahead.



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Jim Fair

Tom Laws shopped three Goodwill stores until he found the size 11 women shoes and style with heels that fit his wardrobe perfectly.

“I got some funny looks when I was trying them on,” Laws said.

Laws’ friend, Melinda, had coordinated a blue tank top with a flowing grass skirt. She accessorized his outfit with colorful floral-like bracelets and a purple lei that was accented with a yellow flower.

The theme was Hawaiian because, “he has been to Hawaii several times and enjoys being there,” Melinda said.

Laws and five other men were primping minutes before the inaugural Heels for Meals Run that benefits Greer Community Ministries. It was part of the Benson October/FAST Classic Car Show and Twilight Run/Walk benefit.

No official results or timing were held since it was a volunteer event.

Law was interviewed after the inaugural race held behind Greer First Baptist Church.

Question: Did you feel much pressure at the start of the race?

Tom: The only pressure I felt was on my feet.

Q: What was your strategy?

Tom: I wanted to try and run on my toes.

Q: What were you thinking once you began the race?

Tom: Simply to finish.

Q: As you were nearing the finish line, what was going through your mind?

A: Not to roll my ankles.

Q: You had a remarkable race. What are your plans now that you have gotten the first one behind you?

A: Right now, I would do it again.

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