How a sandwich can turn into gifts for needy kids - vote here! | Community Spirit
The Salvation Army Angel Tree is an annual drive to make sure that needy children right here in our area have gifts for the holidays. Some aren't aware that the Angel Tree helps needy senior citizens, as well, but their angels are on the big Angel Trees that will make their appearance around town, too. Not only do the gifts meet material needs (often the requested gifts are as basic as socks, warm hats, or school uniforms), but they also let our fellow East Texans know an important thing: someone cares.
KLTV Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto has been involved with The Salvation Army's holiday project for years. Each November, the transformation into "Santa Scirto" begins to take place, culminating with Santa Scirto's appearance at Holiday in the Park, where folks line up to have their pictures made with him...a line that seems to stretch for a mile through Tyler's Bergfeld Park.
The reason for all of this is simple: East Texans love the holidays, and they love to support each other.
KLTV is adding another way, too, that will allow you to help provide gifts for these needy kids and seniors without spending a cent; it'll just cost you a vote!
KLTV's Mama Steph was invited to participate in FRESH by Brookshires Sizzlin' Sandwich Showdown. She, along with representatives from TownSquare Media, The Tyler paper, KYTX, and BScene Magazine, submitted a recipe to the showdown for a delicious sandwich containing a spicy element of some sort. The sandwich that wins the showdown will be added to the menu at FRESH by Brookshires for three months, and $1 from the sale of every sandwich sold during that three months will be donated to the charity of the winner's choice. FRESH guarantees a donation of at least $250!
Mama Steph will be at FRESH on Sunday, August 26, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the demo kitchen, sharing samples of her delicious sandwich and meeting fans of KLTV who are welcome to stop by for a visit. You can vote in the store while you're there, too, if you'd like to help.
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