|Middle school students hold coat drive|
Nearly 200 winter clothing items including coats, snow pants, scarves, gloves and hats were collected by Perkins County Middle School student council to be distributed to those in need this season.
In conjunction, Perkins County Health Services collected boots in November and combined with the efforts of the junior high students.
Student council sponsor Penny Hite was impressed with the generosity of the community, saying, “We are so grateful for the people in this county, who are willing to help people when they need it most.”
Several of the items received were new purchases and brand name items.
People in need were given the opportunity to make their selection at either the middle school or elementary.
Leftover items will be given to the local food pantry and the Lincoln Connection in North Platte.