PEORIA (WEEK) – If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to see one of the Budweiser Clydesdales up close, you have that chance tomorrow at the Hy-Vee at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.
Today, people young and old got the chance to see it at the Sheridan Village Hy-Vee.
The famous draft horse is one of the Salvation Army’s “celebrity bell ringers” helping draw support for the red kettle campaign.
You don’t have to support the red kettles to see the Clydesdale.
But for the Salvation Army, every penny helps.
“There’s no condition that you have to support the kettles,” said Rich Draeger, Tri-County Development Director at the Salvation Army. “But hopefully, the additional traffic for people coming out to see the horse will help and maybe they’ll drop a few pennies or a few coins in our kettles as well.
“I think everyone’s really excited, we’ve had a ton of customers and employees that are excited,” said Elise Scheil, store director of the Sheridan Village Hy-Vee. “Some employees said they wanted to ride it around the store.”
“We’re not gonna allow that.”
A horse will make its second appearance from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday.