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Peru, IN – The Nickel Plate Saloon, at 106 S. Broadway Street, Peru is hosting their 22nd Annual Toys for Tots/Shop With a Cop Fundraiser on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

This year’s event features live performances by Ed Money 2.0, Broken Noise, IamJavae, and Austen Fouch! Each group is donating their time to help make this show a success.

The admission price to the show is one unwrapped, unopened toy or a cash donation at the door. The event begins at 9:00 p.m. on the 15th and you must be at least 21 years old to attend.

The toys will be donated to the Local Marine Corps Toys For Tots drive with the cash donations being given to the Peru Police Department’s Annual Shop With A Cop event taking place later this month.

According to Nickel Plate owner Debbie Spencer, who owns the business with her husband Rich, Ed Money is the promoter of the show and has been involved in this charity event for many years.

Over the past twenty-two years, the event has raised thousands of dollars for both Toys For Tots and Shop With a Cop. It is a cause that is very near and dear to Debby’s heart.

“I love Christmas,” said Debbie. “My Mom always loved Christmas, my Grandmother always loved Christmas, so I guess it’s just kind of in my heart. I love the fact that people come together at Christmas. I wish it was more often, but if we have one time of the year, let’s celebrate Christ being born and our family’s coming together.”

For those who can’t attend and still wish to donate, you can contact Debbie at the Nickel Plate to drop off a toy or donation to this very worthy cause.

For more information about the Nickel Plate Saloon, you can visit their website at or their Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Toys for Tots Fundraiser