Larson helps brighten holidays

Larson helps brighten holidays Josh Larson, owner of the Pressbox Bar and Grill in Vermillion is helping make the holiday season bright in Vermillion.

In November, Larson, along with his staff at the Pressbox, sponsored an "Ugly Sweater" contest. Having decided that he would donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the night of the contest to the ESA Giving Tree, the bar maids and bartenders who work at the Pressbox also generously agreed to contribute 20 percent of their tips. Larson's father, in the same spirit of giving, promised him that he would match whatever amount was raised that night.

With $800 in hand, Larson went shopping for the ESA's Giving Tree. He purchased over 102 toys and gifts as his contribution towards the 218 children whose names have been placed on this year's ESA Giving Trees. On Christmas morning, this young Vermillion "Santa" single-handedly will make many of the town's children's wishes come true.

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