VFW post collects ‘Tabs for Tots’

Jim Hofbauer and Arvo Lyyski, life members of VFW Post 5014 in Republic, are shown with more than 315 pounds of aluminum can tabs donated to the American Legion Tabs for Tots program. The tabs were collected by area businesses, citizens and school kids. The Tabs for Tots program provides permanent pediatric medical equipment to hospitals and volunteer ambulance services statewide. There are about 1,600 tabs in each pound.