COLUMBUS, Ind. — Helping the less fortunate, honoring departed family members, indulging in holiday cheer.

These are common desires among many Hoosiers during the Christmas season.

But few people can accomplish all three at once, as did two brothers who are Columbus natives.

Brett Fisher of Noblesville and Cole Fisher of Broad Ripple, along with friend Sean Armstrong, formed a not-for-profit organization called The Least of These, Inc. more than a dozen years ago.

The men organize an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party each year at an Indianapolis bar and restaurant. Free food and drink is provided to patrons in exchange for a donation of 15 non-perishable food items, Brett Fisher said.

Please read Wednesday’s edition of The Republic for more information.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5636.