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Registration to open for Coats for Kids

Ave Maria Village collected Coats for Kids again this year for the annual Coats for Kids campaign.  Deacon Ken Votava, who oversees the event at Ave Maria, said more coats than ever before were collected this year.  

"We had people who crocheted many hats also and many scarves and mittens were garnered this year.  Only one pair of boots was given though," Votava said.

Collections were taken at Ave Maria as well as the Salvation Army.  Ave Maria participates in this drive every year as part of its mission work.  The drive was not just for children's winter wear, but for adult clothing as well.  

"Many older children wear adult-size clothing,” Votava said. “It seems like each year the children's boots are one thing that we don't get enough of."

Registration is required before you go to shop.  Register at the Salvation Army Office at 320 1st Ave. N from Monday, Oct 15, through Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

The distribution location is Salvation Army Thrift Store at 210 Business Loop West.  People can get coats from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 252-0290 or visit http://salvationarmy-north.org/community Jamestown.