Coats for kids

The employees and customers of the Augusta McDonald’s are all helping some local children receive some warm coats and sweaters this winter.

McDonald’s employees decorated some Halloween pumpkins, displayed them in the restaurant and local customers cast their votes for their favorite designs by donating change.

In the end, Trish Buckingham’s unique Tin Man design was the winning entry.

“We enjoyed helping. Our team was given gift cards and we in turn donated them back to this fundraiser,” Buckingham advised.

All three school counselors agreed that the $385 raised would definitely help some students stay warm this winter.