While the need for warm coats has never been greater, it also may never been easier to meet this vital need in our community. The Logan County Extension Homemakers invite area residents to join them in an effort to ensure that no one goes without a warm coat this winter.

The Logan County Extension Homemakers are holding a Coats for Christmas drive and will be collecting clean, gently used warm coats. EHC Members are dedicated to collecting and distributing gently used warm coats — free of charge and without discrimination — directly to local children and adults in the local area. The coat drive program provides an easy way for individuals and families to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by simply passing along coats and jackets that are no longer needed.

The Logan County Extension Homemakers invite you to bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to the Paris or Booneville Extension office, both located in the courthouses. Coats will be collected until Friday, Dec. 13th at 4:30 p.m. The process is simple: you drop off your extra coat and EHC Members will take care of the rest.

The distribution of coats will occur on Saturday, Dec. 21. There will be two distribution locations: The Paris Fair Grounds and the Magazine Community Building. Extension Homemakers members will be at both locations between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for individuals in need of coats to come and pick one up. Any coats left over will be taken to the local schools and outreach organizations to be given to others in need.

The organization would like to thank Mr. Ed Williams, owner of Booneville Cleaners and Timeless Tuxedos, for donating cleaning services to ensure that all of the coats will be cleaned and in excellent condition before distribution. Booneville Cleaners and Timeless Tuxedos is located at 252 N. Broadway in Booneville. Their phone number is 479-675-2961.