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Letters to the Editor

Kudos for coat drive success

The people at Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon would like to say thank you for making the second annual coat drive and giveaway a great success.

Thanks to the local businesses and churches who helped to fill our collection barrels and to those who helped at the collection day in Shopko parking lot. Thank you, Shopko, for allowing us to use your parking lot.

Thanks to those who brought and donated coats and clothing; we collected more than 400 coats and gave away more than 300. Thank you, Larry Hummel, for the wagon for the coat collection. Thank you to Walmart and Culver’s for the gift cards, and to the Telegraph and Midland Bank for advertising.

A very special thanks to those kindhearted people who washed and repaired coats. Thanks to KSB for blood pressure checks and to the fire department for sharing the new firehouse with us. Thanks to Lee County Health Department for providing their flu shot clinic and to the Illinois Extension Office, Nutrition Department for sharing nutrition ideas. Thank you to the CRIKET program for face painting and Grace UMC for make-it, take-it projects and snacks. 

It takes a community to make it happen, and happen it did. God bless.

Note to readers: Marilyn Nolan is the pastor and a member of “See the Harvest Committee,” which sponsored the project.

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