From The Tribune staff reports
ODENVILLE — It’s every little boy’s dream to have something with a motor and last Saturday, the dream came true for little Maverick Heartly. Maverick and his dad, Jeremy, attended a special holiday event at Odenville Auto Parts & The Man Store to kick off the Christmas season and took home a brand-new ATV as the Grand Prize Winner.
Each year, Odenville Auto Parts & The Man Store is a major stop for Santa Claus and this year was no different. Last Saturday, many families came out to the auto parts store for free hot dogs, give their children an opportunity to visit Santa and register for door prizes in hopes that they might be the lucky winner of the beginner ATV or dirt bike.
Any child 12 years old and younger in attendance could register for this free beginner ATV or dirt bike. Adults could register for free door prizes that were given away regularly between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Everyone enjoyed free bottled water, chips and hot dogs with all the fixings while radio station 94.1 The River announced door prize winners every 15 minutes.
A table was set up for children to make out their wish list of five items that they wanted for Christmas in preparation to see Santa face to face. This was a big help for those kids who were a little shy and timid for their Santa communications.
This year’s crowd was even bigger than last year which kept Santa pretty busy. Each child had their picture made with Santa and the photos were posted on the store’s Facebook page so families could share them.
Shane Miller is the owner/operator of Odenville Auto Parts & the Man Store located at 100 Council Drive and specializes in new ATVs and dirt bikes for beginners and children. Their passion is to help parents obtain an ATV that they can afford. Shane loves to educate parents about beginner ATVs and help in the buying process so parents know what to expect when making this type of purchase and how to properly maintain the vehicle once it is in operation. The store carries a large variety of styles and colors in all price ranges as well as accessories with financing and layaway options.
Besides ATVs and dirt bikes, the store is an independent dealer of Carquest auto parts as well as being a SuperATV and Western Power Sports vendor offering parts and accessories for both on and off-road power sports.
Shane has 30-plus years in the auto parts business and has owned his own business for more than 17 years. His goal is to treat customers with respect and provide great customer service. The store has over a million parts available for autos, ATVs, dirt and street bikes.