23 youths are elves for a day
Published 4:13 pm, Monday, January 20, 2014
Chris Kilbane, the owner of the store, offered to keep his store open after hours -- twice, as it turned out, since the first time was canceled due to snow.
In addition to helping the group find the requested toys, he offered a discount, making it possible for even more gifts to be purchased and donated.
According to the Rev. Kathryn "Kibbie" Laird, minister for children, youth and families at First Presbyterian Church, Kilbane's offer and giving spirit allowed the youth groups to honor their commitment to the Salvation Army and to brighten many children's lives during the holiday season.