The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas program will benefit from the inaugural Battle of the Bars Toy Drive. Local bars and taverns have been collecting toys since late November and will push for a final count at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Salvation Army officials will be “bar hopping” Sunday, picking up toys and thanking people for their support.
Bars and taverns that are participating are Westside Pour House, 110 W. Telegraph St.; MJ’s Sports Bar, 3679 S. Carson St.; High Sierra Brewing Co., 302 N Carson St.; Horseshoe Club, 402 N. Carson St.; Tommy’s, 260 Winnie Lane; Ed’s Doghouse, 3300 Airport Road; Whiskey Tavern, 3481 U.S. Highway 50 E.; Timbers Saloon,124 East Eighth St.; The Twisted Spoke, 3198 N. Deer Run Road; and Old Globe Saloon, 407 N. Curry St.
Proprietors of other bars who would like to participate can contact The Salvation Army.
The winner and totals from each bar will be announced on the Carson City Salvation Army’s Facebook page.
Through Angel Tree Program, food boxes and Christmas gifts are provided for disadvantaged children up to age 14.
Angel Trees and barrels are placed in stores from the first part of November until Dec. 23. Residents buy items for children and return the gifts to the store where the Angel Tree or barrels are located.
Donations can be made at The Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St., through Dec. 24.
For more information about the Battle of the Bars or the Angel Tree program, contact Lt. Mark Cyr at 775-887-9120.