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Mowathon Is A Success

A Florida man set out on a mission to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.. But Chip Hawthorne, who works at Main Street Mower in Winter Garden, didn’t resort to any common method of fundraising. Rather, he drove across the entire state in his lawn mower to raise money in support of the West Orange Habitat for Humanity, Inc. chapter.   What’s more, the entire 130-mile journey dubbed “Mowathon” was livestreamed.    Escorted by law enforcement, Hawthorne took off at the Titusville coastline …The plan was to ride an average speed of about 10 mph until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico in Spring Hill at around 8 p.m. last Thursday night.  The donations generated through this event, either through the GoFundMe page and or its merchandising, will go directly to West Orange Habitat for Humanity. So far Chip has raised about $15,000!