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Nearly 50 coats donated to Lamar County Head Start

Published or Revised January 04, 2015

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PJC staff member Amanda Brannan gathers children’ coats prior to donating them to the Lamar County Head Start. The coats were delivered just prior to one of the recent cold spells.

Student organizations, faculty and staff of Paris Junior College donated 47 coats to Lamar County Head Start just in time for cold weather recently, and one PJC student group donated enough hats and gloves to go with them. The in-kind donation was worth nearly $1,500, according to Head Start.

PJC’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology student association took care of the hats and gloves, and the Student Government Association, African American Student Union, and Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Student Association (HARTS) provided coats. Instructors, divisions and staff from deans to secretaries rounded out the donations.

“After we delivered the coats to Kendra Abbey, social services specialist for Lamar County Head Start,” said PJC staff member Amanda Brannan, “she let us know there were lots of hugs and smiles as the children received the gifts.”

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