An annual program that provides free winter clothing will be this weekend.
The Adel First Christian Church is hosting a coat giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at their location at the corner of Nile Kinnick Drive and Rapids Street. New coats, as well as other winter clothing items such as boots, hats, and gloves will be available. Anyone in need can show up and help themselves to the items provided for free. The event is open to anyone from central Iowa, not just Adel, and there are no questions asked. However, people are asked to only take one of each item for each family. There will be sizes ranging from infant to adult, with clothing suitable for males and females.
Della Weems from the Church says around 150 coats were given away last season. Weems adds they try to provide as many new coats as possible, but donations are always appreciated. This giveaway is typically held inside the church in October, but in an effort to provide better circumstances for social distancing, the event is being held outside in the parking lot. Face coverings will be required, and those who do not have one will be provided with one when they arrive.