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Group helps children get school clothes

| August 13, 2013

church donationCOSHOCTON – Seventy-six kids will have a new outfit to wear when school starts this month.

Church Women United used donations collected at the Lenten Luncheons to purchase each child a shirt, pants, sweatshirt and package of underwear and socks.

Church Women United President Lois Murphy, Brenda Mencer, a long-time volunteer, Coshocton BPW members Raine Hammond and Liz Herrell and family member’s daughter Kathy Steimer and great-granddaughter Avery Bennett were given the name of a boy or girl along with their sizes. All five items were placed in a bag along with the child’s name and then taken to the cashier. After the items were rung up, the items are returned to the bag, tied closed and the child’s name stapled to the bag. More than $2,600 was purchased from Wal-Mart.

Lois Murphy stated 100 children were helped in past years but due to a lack of donations only 76 children were helped this year.

If the community would like to make a donation, send it to Church Women United Treasurer Bev Sycks at 349 N. Eighth St., Coshocton, OH 43812.

Pictured from left are: Church Women United President Lois Murphy, great-granddaughter Avery Bennett, age 7, and daughter Kathy Steimer.

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