Local restaurant feeds kids for free while promoting suicide awareness

Local restaurant feeds kids for free while promoting suicide awareness

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A local restaurant staff is doing their best to remember a teenager who lost his life.

The legacy of Luken Boyle, the 14-year-old from Blessed Sacrament who took his own life last July, is living on.

Barr's Public House has added a Kid's Menu just for a short time, letting school aged children eat for free.

The catch is, the family must put their phones away, spend quality time together and start a conversation about cyber-bullying.

This will be happening all of September which is suicide awareness month.

Barr's Public House Managing Partner Stephanie Soldner said it's important to have these conversations with everything kids deal with on social media.

"It's so much to deal with I think and I think kids can take it to another level sometimes and not really thinking about the other person. I hope that people really think about it and think about the receiving end as well," said Soldner.

The staff plans to continue this in coming years.

They are also holding a beer-wine yoga event on September 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $20.

Proceeds will benefit the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

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