A 93-year-old veteran is whittling walking sticks to raise money for an Ohio food pantry

December 26, 2020
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A 93-year-old veteran in Ohio is whittling walking sticks to raise money for his local food pantry.

John Hobson, a retired Air Force colonel, doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

“If he just got put somewhere and told him to sit down, he’d go crazy,” Mark Hobson, his son, told WKEF-TV.

He’s whittled about 100 this year, and it can take him about a day to make each one, the TV station reported.

Hobson sells them for $3 each or a donation to the pantry. That money goes to the Xenia Area Fish Food Pantry. He’s raised more than $600.

“Makes me feel good,” Hobson said.

Last Christmas, he made personalized walking sticks for all of his grandchildren and their spouses as gifts, Fox News reported.

While he was sold out of sticks as of Thursday, the food pantry reported, he has now set up a GoFundMe page to help the pantry. That has raised more than $1,500 as of Saturday morning.

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