The 24th Annual Warm Up Marshall County program will be distributing coats this weekend at the National Guard Armory at 1220 West Madison Street in Plymouth.
For the past few weeks, Warm Up Marshall County has been collecting gently used coats to distribute to folks from the county. They collect from the smallest of children up to guys who are a double X or maybe even larger. Coats are in every style, color, and size.
On Wednesday Steve Keiser, founder of Warm Up Marshall County and some of his volunteers went shopping at Walmart to purchase new coats to give away during this weekend’s event.
Warm Up Marshall County was able to purchase about 250 coats from Once Upon A Child at a reduced price and 150 coats from the Plymouth Walmart at a saving.
The purchase of the new coats was made possible by donations from several of the sponsors including Beacon Credit Union, Johnson Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth American Legion, 1st Source Bank, Phi Delta Kappa/Delta Nu Chapter, American Containers, the Plymouth Elks Lodge, DAC Enterprises, and Dr. Joel Schumacher Family Medicine.
Plymouth F.O.P 195 and Hoosier Old Wheels donate new hats and gloves for kids and adults to be given away with the coats as long as they last and members of the DAV of Indiana volunteer to assist at the distribution.
Others who help out with Warm Up Marshall County include Bellman Oil, Pilot News, St. Michaels Catholic Church, Dickey and Alberta Millikan, Xaver Cleaners offered discounted coat cleaning and the UPS Store donated the collection boxes. WTCA also assisted the Warm Up Marshall County program with an on-air interview and advertising.
Don’t forget, coats will be distributed this Saturday from 10 until noon and Sunday from noon until 2 at the National Guard Armory at 1220 Madison Street in Plymouth.