Many kids will be warm for the winter thanks to a local establishment.
Terry’s Tavern presented a $1,000 check to the Salvation Army for their "Coats For Kids" program. The money came from fundraisers held at the Tavern. Co-owner Tim Arnold said the idea to give to the cause came from their employees and customers.
"This is community is just giving," said Arnold. "We’re just very fortunate and pleased that we’re able to represent our customers and be able to do something for the kids."
While the "Coats for Kids" program takes place prior to the school year one organizer said they start shopping for items early to take advantage of sales and make the money go further.
"When you see the children come in and needing coats they just have to have coats. It’s cold so we do try and have coats throughout the year available if anyone does not have a coat," said Office Coordinator Mindy McCloy.
"Coats for Kids" helps newborn to high school students.