Ol’ Red’s revives Toys For Tots tradition

Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Christmas is only a month away, which means Toys For Tots is doing what it does best: making the holidays a special time for every local child.

It’s a good thing, then, that the community has the Lions Club’s back as they wrangle together another Toys For Tots year. This weekend, the Ol’ Red’s Pub is hosting a benefit filled with music, auctions and fun that will leave a few tykes happy come Christmas morning. The benefit starts 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Ol’ Red’s Pub, 202 N. First Ave., Ste. C.

“Back in the day the pub used to do this,” said Ol’ Red’s owner Kim Hawort. “It’s something I wanted to bring back.”

The night will begin with a live auction, and a silent auction will be available throughout the event. After the auction, a variety of local musicians will provide tunes, including a group of local music veterans playing under the name Barnyard Critters.

A great collection of items is up for grabs at the auction. Planners will give away a handmade quilt to one lucky attendee in a drawing. Other items include a 10-night stay in Hawaii, Spokane Indian tickets, a Schweitzer ski pass and more.

To buy drawing tickets, donate items or learn more about the event, call 208-946-0022.

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