ROCK SPRINGS — On November 15, the Downtown Broadway Theater hosted two special showings of Toy Story. Sponsored by Vaughn’s Plumbing and Heating, the showings were a toy drive for the Rock Springs Firefighter’s Toys for Kids program; toys were exchanged for tickets to the movie. With nearly 200 kids and adults attending the movie, over 100 toys were donated to the Toys for Kids program. Vaughn’s Plumbing and Heating also generously donated an additional $500 to the Toys for Kids program.
The management team at Vaughn’s have always made it a priority to give back to the community that has built their success over the past 50+ years.
According to Keaton West with Vaughn’s, “Historically we have diversified our donations to the Tree of Sharing, United Way, Youth Sporting Events, etc. and felt this year we would like to have more involvement in giving back. We felt the toy-for-ticket idea and the Toy Story movie was a great way to become more involved and essentially team up with the community to share the common goal of assisting the Toys for Kids program.”
After volunteering for the different showings, Vaughn’s felt the attendance was a little less than they had hoped so their management team decided to kick in some extra money to the Toys for Kids program to enhance as many kids’ Christmas holiday as possible.
Keaton added, “Our team feels that many kids do not have a choice when it comes to the holiday season, so if we can positively impact their Christmas in return, then that is a win-win reward for both of us!”
Vaughn’s Plumbing & Heating was established in 1963 and provides services to Rock Springs and the surrounding areas. A plumbing and heating contractor and service company, Vaughn’s has developed a solid reputation of providing quality service at competitive prices. They also employ an average of forty people and take pride in the benefit package they offer their employees; the health and welfare of their employees is important to them.
The Toys for Kids program in Rock Springs is sponsored by the Rock Springs Fire Department. For decades the Rock Springs Firefighters have been collecting and sorting toys that are donated by the kind hearted citizens of our community so all children are able to receive a Christmas gift. New, or like new, toy donations may be dropped off at the Rock Springs Fire Department Headquarters station at 600 College Drive or at the Rock Springs Library at 400 “C” Street. Donations will be accepted at the fire stations until 7:00 pm on Friday, December 19, 2013.