By Erik Harris, sports editor
ARGO — A few Argo businesses have come together to help this holiday season.
On Monday night, the Argo City Council was presented a $3,000 check to go toward the city’s annual Christmas for Kids charity. Michael Hicks was on hand to deliver the donation during the council’s final meeting of the year.
“With everything going on this year, I know there are a lot of families that are out of work and Christmas for Kids is probably stretched as far as it could ever be stretched,” said Hicks to the council.
He said five business owners, including himself, recently agreed to buy $1,500 worth of T-shirts to sell with all of the proceeds going to Christmas for Kids. According to Hicks, those business include Hilltop Farms, Massey Asphalt Paving, Buckeye Grocery, Argo Hardware and ABC Towing.
“There were also some cash donations that came in,” added Hicks.
Shirts are still available for purchase at Argo Hardware and Hilltop Farms. They sell for $18 apiece. Mayor Betty Bradley says 16 kids have benefited from the program this year.
In other business, the Argo City Council also:
- Canceled the annual Christmas parade, which was postponed due to weather last weekend.
- Voted to allow the use of city facilities for gun safety training.
- Passed a motion to hire Newman Septic Tank and Excavating Services to repair a property at 8885 Gadsden Highway.