Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church are working to keep their neighbors warm this winter.
Beginning next week, the congregation will be collecting coats, hats, gloves, and other winter outerwear. In late November, that clothing will be available free to anyone who needs them.
All but one customer from Clean Enterprises' Quarryville location has picked up dry cleaning left before the store closed.
The company announced last month it would discontinue its dry cleaning and shirt laundry services.
While almost all of the clothing has been claimed, the decision is causing some concern for donation programs that run before Christmas.
Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church collected for the Solanco Food Bank at Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket on Saturday, May 6. Click 'Read more' to view photos from the drive.
by Hannah Pollock
Little Britain Presbyterian Church, Smith Middle School, and Clean Enterprises are partnering once again for the “Solanco Coats For Kids” drive. The drive is one of two in the Southern End this fall. Solanco schools are also collecting coats and other items of winter apparel.
Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church will be putting in a new brick walk between the church's kitchen and the drive that goes behind the building.
When the work's done, people will be able to get from the kitchen to the pavilion behind the church without walking through the grass.
"When it's wet out, it's messy to take food from the kitchen to the pavilion," congregation member Karl Mueller said.
Wet snow and near-freezing temperatures didn't stop Little Britain Township's annual spring cleanup.
Every year, the township offers residents a chance to get rid of old furniture, worn out bicycles, aging air conditioners, and used tires. Residents bring the items to the township building on Green Ln. and, for a fee, can discard things that can't be put out for weekly trash collections.
Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church are working to save the Solanco Coats for Kids program.
For more than 30 years, Solanco students collected coats which were then cleaned and displayed so people can pick out the ones they need.
Until this year.
That's when the church congregation stepped in.
"In the second week of October, we realized the school district wasn't going to do it this year," organizer Lynne Hart said.
Members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church's Relay for Life team are preparing for their major fundraiser.
This will be the sixth year the team has held a ham supper to raise money for the annual American Cancer Society event.
"Our goal this year is $1,400," said organizer Karen Keefer. "The amount we raise [from the ham supper] has been going up about $100 a year."