Coats for Kids benefiting 153

Published 5:09 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mississippi Coats for Kids will hand out 153 winter coats for children who returned signed request papers by the Oct. 9 deadline this year.

The coats will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Batesville Head Start Center.

All of the coats were purchased new for the giveaway, and were donated by various businesses and organizations in the city.

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The most requests were received from Batesville Junior High School, organizers said.

New Hope Church and Girl Scout Troop 13250 were among the largest donors for the annual project.