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Fenwick’s Lady Squires hold coat drive

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

HAMILTON DEANERY — The Lady Squires of Bishop Fenwick High School are sponsoring a coat drive to assist those families that might not be able to afford a coat to keep their children warm this winter.  They are collecting the coats for the Tri-cities of Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch in Kentucky, a coal-mining region where unemployment has hit 45 percent.

From left, junior Sarah Moore, senior Grant Lonneman, senior Matt Trotta, and junior Jill Brubaker plan for the coat drive. (Courtesy photo)

“Most of the proud people of this area try to help each other,” said Ann Marie Barger, faculty advisor to the Lady Squires, and an auxiliary member of the Knights of Columbus herself, “but they lack the community recourses that we have here in this area; our community and church groups are generous collecting coats for those in need in our own area, but these people are tapped out and have don’t have resources other than themselves to draw from.”

The Lady Squires, Fenwick’s service organization for young ladies, is associated with the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Council 1610 in Middletown. The Lady Squires will soon be chartered, an exciting moment in Fenwick and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary history.

If you have gently used clean coats or jackets that fit school-age children, please donate them to the coat drive either by dropping them off at Bishop Fenwick High School, or by taking them to local Catholic parishes where a box will be located.  You may also call Fenwick High School to make arrangements for pick-up at 513-423-0723, campus ministry.

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