Some lucky local Kmart shoppers got a pleasant holiday surprise this week when a group of Buncombe County employees paid off their layaways.
The Buncombe County Grounds Maintenance Crew took the money they had been saving for a Christmas lunch and instead used it to help those in need. This short video documents their story.
Video produced by Buncombe County and embedded here via YouTube.
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One thought on “Video: Buncombe employees serve as ‘layaway angels’”
The just shows that Buncombe County really do have people to match our mountains ,