Winter Warmth event planned this Saturday

PICKENS — The Pickens Ministerial Association will again sponsor Winter Warmth, a free distribution of good, used, winter clothes.

This year’s event will be held this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8-11 a.m. at the Pickens Recreation gym at 545 Sangamo Road.

The Pickens Ministerial Association is comprised of the pastors of several area churches.

Pastor Nath Briley of Pickens Presbyterian Church explained that winter clothes are actually collected all during the year. Also, Rev. Ashley McCoy- Bruce and Rev. James McCoy- Bruce, co-pastors of Grace United Methodist Church, highlighted that a team of volunteers from each church gets together regularly to sort and organize the clothes.

The Rev. Kathy Harris of Faith Lutheran Chapel and Rev. Carroll Austin of Griffin Ebenezer Baptist Church are pleased that all the PMA churches work together during the year on projects that strengthen and bring the Pickens community together. For many years, they have sponsored the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, held on the King holiday.

The Rev. Kevin Pires, pastor of the Pickens Seventh Day Adventist Church, reminds everyone that there are clothes for all ages — from toddlers to grandparents — and they especially offer coats, jeans, sweaters and shoes. Although all items have been gently used, they are in good condition and will be given away free.