Shrine Paper Sale gearing up

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Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Roy Ford accepts the donation from Loden, who began his annual donation more than 30 years ago.

The paper sale will be May 9-16.

Several children from Roane and Morgan counties have been helped by the Shriners Hospitals.

Any area resident who has or knows  of anyone with a child younger than 18 with an orthopedic problem or a problem associated with burns is urged to contact the Shriners to see if they can be of assistance.

In Roane County, call Ed Collins at 882-9804 or Kerbela Shrine Center in Knoxville at 523-1901.