‘BLUE’ CHRISTMAS — Local law enforcement officers (from left) PFC Ben Hudson and patrolman John Paul Arnett, both of the Union City Police Department, and deputy Kevin Griffin of the Obion County Sheriff’s Department check out some of the toys and canned goods already donated for “Blue Lights and Banks,” an event to benefit Chimes for Charity. “Blue Lights and Banks” will be held Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Obion County Courthouse in downtown Union City. During that time, residents are asked to bring toys, canned goods or cash donations to pack into patrol cars at the collection site, where representatives from the police and sheriff’s departments and local banks will be on hand to accept them. The donations will help less fortunate families across Obion County this Christmas through Chimes. All local banks are supporting “Blue Lights and Banks” and will also accept donations. They include Bank3, Commercial Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Reelfoot Bank, Regions Bank, Simmons Bank and The Citizens Bank. Items may also be dropped off at the police and sheriff’s departments. With the Union City High School football team playing for a state championship Friday, fans heading out of town for the game are asked to drop off their donations in advance at one of the banks or law enforcement agencies.

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