Kip Siegler, Rick Guerrero seek to assist families over holidays


Dairy farmer Kip Siegler and Countryside Market employees Heather Jacoby and Carmon Cowell will be handing out free gallons of milk on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

TRI-CITY AREA — Most everyone is aware of the health benefits of drinking milk.

Even Santa looks forward to a nice cold glass of milk to wash down all the cookies children leave for him.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Dec, 22-24), local business entrepreneurs Kip Siegler and Rick Guerrero will team up to provide 100 gallons of farm-fresh milk to those stopping by Countryside Market.

They note that the milk giveaway begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday and limited to one gallon per family.

Siegler hopes the milk giveway will be helpful to local families struggling with high costs during the holiday season.

“We hope our community can enjoy the milk with their families on Christmas, and not forget to leave a glass for Santa,” Siegler said.

“Rick (Guerrero) and I have been life-long friends,” he continued. “He and his wife recently purchased the store, which is within one mile from our farm.

“With groceries prices being so high, we thought this would be a great way to help out our neighbors and friends.”

Milk’s benefits

Milk is one of the most nutritious drinks in the world.

It’s not only rich in protein, but is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin.

It is also believed that milk can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and high blood pressure.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.