Black Friday Sale to Benefit Riley Gleason Memorial Scholarship

The Riley Gleason Memorial Scholarship will be getting a boost in funds from Kimball Appliance’s Black Friday Sale. Kimball Appliance in Port Huron is teaming up with Woman’s Life Chapter 814 of St. Clair to honor the memory of Riley Gleason, who passed away in a tragic boating accident in 2019.

Nick Bondarek, of Kimball Appliance, said that they support a charity every year and chose to support Riley’s Scholarship this year because of their strong ties to the St. Clair community, which was devastated by the tragedy.

Bondarek said that Woman’s Life Chapter 814 is planning to match up to $500 in contributions from the sale, but he expects to far exceed that amount. A portion of every sale on Friday, November 27th between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 28th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will go toward the scholarship fund. Donations are also accepted.

The scholarship was started earlier this year by Woman’s Life Chapter 814 and awards the scholarships to graduates of St. Clair High School, from which Riley graduated and made an impact. More information about the event can be found at

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland