An event held by an area organization over the weekend was a big success.
After collecting for only one month, the Salvation Army on Ridge Street opened its doors Saturday morning for the annual shoe drive to a long line of community members waiting to shop.
Organizers say about 3,500 gently worn pairs of shoes were donated.
Any leftover shoes will be used in one way or another -- whether shipped to a developing country or the rubber being used elsewhere. Organizers say they make sure every extra shoe is used for something.
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