Before the winter hits you can provide a coat to a child in need by participating in the 16th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign. Donations can be made at any of the Putnam County Schools before October 9th and participating businesses by October 16th (see below.) This year the Putnam County Youth Development Commission wants to collect 700 coats and they are also asking for new hats, gloves, or mittens to hand out. Then all of the donations will be given out for free on Saturday October 31st at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Harris Hall from 8am to 3pm. This event is open to the public.
The Businesses and organizations participating include: Area 30 Career Center, Putnam County Extension Office, Ivy Tech Community College, Charlie’s Beefcake Burgers, Kroger, Greencastle City Hall, Putnam County Public Library, Walmart Supercenter, TCU, Putnam County Hospital, and Old National Bank.