To the Editor:
The leaves are turning, the air is cooling and winter is approaching. Many people differ on their views of winter.
Some openly embrace the cold weather, snow and the beauty it can bring with it, while others hate the cold and countdown the days till spring all winter long.
Regardless of your views about winter, one fact remains the same: Everyone needs a coat.
That fact is what has inspired the upcoming community event, "Keep Our Children Warm."
It saddens me to think of how many families in our community don't have the financial means to get their children a new coat that they so desperately need and last year's coat just doesn't fit anymore.
Every child deserves and needs to have a coat so we've come up with another way to help provide that child in need with a coat.
A community event open to the public will be held at the Brazil Walnut Theater on Monday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., to raise funds for our children.
God has opened a door that will allow us to purchase brand new, factory-sealed kids coats for $5-6 each, which is a huge blessing for the children of this community.
Our hopes are to raise enough money to buy a minimum of 100 coats. To do that, we have put together a couple hours of great entertainment.
The show will be highlighted with music by the band Breaking Silence. Live drama will be performed by the youth group Eternal Cry. There will be stand-up comedy that is sure to keep you entertained and smiling. Other musical performances include Destinee Rivera, Kaleen Wetnight, Delaney Coffin and the House of Hope choir. Kenny Williams will also perform on the saxophone.
Plus there will be special moments with the children in the audience, which shall include surprise giveaways.
So come on out and join us for this fun-filled, family-oriented show and have a blast while most importantly helping us to Keep Our Children Warm.
There will be a "voluntary" $3 donation collected at the theater door, but no one will be turned away whether a donation is made or not.
Everyone in attendance will be included in the giveaway drawings.
So come out and have a good time.