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Woman warms crowd with coffee

Shawn Foucher • Apr 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

An unidentified woman in a red van knows the joys of java in wintertime. Friday afternoon, about 15 or so Sandusky firefighters stationed themselves along Perkins Avenue, just west of Milan Road, to await the funeral procession for former Perkins firefighter James Dickman.




The motorcade was scheduled to pass by sometime after 2 p.m. Since the Sandusky firefighters were all on the clock, a few of them had to leave to handle medical calls more than once.


An hour passed by, then two hours. It was getting cold. It was snowing.

At about 4:30 p.m., a woman pulled up in a red mini-van and stuck Wendy’s coffee cups out her window.

Fresh hot coffee — five cups, 10 cups, 20 cups or more, for bystanders and firefighters awaiting the procession.

Nobody knew her — she just stopped by to warm up the winter.

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