Reubens help raise money for Toys for Blount County

Tomato Head patrons turned out to support less fortunate children in Blount County recently and raised more than $500.

The restaurant sponsored a fundraiser for Toys for Blount County on Dec. 20. The entire purchase price of every Reuben sandwich bought that day went to the charity, co-owner Scott Partin said. “We raised over $525. Almost 80 had the sandwich.”

Partin said he, his wife, Tomato Head founder Mahasti Vafaie were surprised by the turnout, and it encouraged them as they plan more once-a-month events for charity.

Little River Watershed Association will benefit from the same type sandwich promotion in January, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will benefit in February, Habitat for Humanity will benefit in March and the Literacy Council will benefit in April.

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