Folks are getting in the Christmas spirit at the Port Renfrew Pub. A Dec. 14 toy drive will help to make the season brighter for children in the community. (Contributed photo)

Renfrew Pub hosts Dec. 14 toy drive

Red Arrow Brewing helps make sure every child has a toy on Christmas

The folks at Renfrew Pub are gearing up for their first ever holiday toy drive, and pub manager Andre Shersty said they’re excited to be able to do something special at this time of year.

“We know that there are families, and most importantly children, who need a bit of help during the holiday season,” Shersty said.

“Perhaps the parents are having a tough time, and, really, the least we can do as a community is to help out where we can.”

In that spirit, the Renfrew Pub is inviting residents to come to the toy drive on Dec. 14 where between 7 and 10 p.m. live music will be provided by House Arrest, a band that specializes in cover songs from the 1970s and ‘80s.

House Arrest is appearing, courtesy of West Shack Auto.

“We’ll have drink and food specials going all night, and Red Arrow Brewing Company will be buying the first beer for anyone who brings in a new toy for the drive,” Shersty said.

“And all the toys that are donated will stay in this community. We’re working with the fire department to make sure they all go to the kids in Port Renfrew who most need them.”

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Travis Peterson, the sales manager for Red Arrow Brewing Company, said his company is happy to be contributing to the event.

“The Renfrew Pub has a history of supporting the community, and we’re happy to be teaming up with them for this great cause,” Peterson said.

“This is the time of year when I think all of us look for how we might be able to help out those around us, particularly children who might need a little extra support. We’re thrilled to be a part of that.”

Shersty said there’ll also be a door prize draw for those who come in with a toy, adding a little more incentive to give generously to the cause.

“We do a number of fundraisers throughout the year, but there’s something special about Christmas,” Shersty said.

“This is going to be a really fun time, and all for the best cause I can think of during the Christmas season.”

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