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Town groups prepare for holiday giving

Holiday drives are already underway. Above, Isabella Council 15 of the Knights of Columbus (KOC) and its members delivered 60 winter coats to Southington Community Services in October for distribution to children in need in Southington. The drive is part of their Coats for Kids drive. From left, KOC member Bill Shatas, Southington Community Services director Janet Mellon, and KOC member Richard Pillar.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The upcoming holidays have various town organizations finalizing efforts to give back to those in need. Whether it’s clothing, food or toys, there’s plenty of ways to help out in the community this season. Southington…

First Baptist donates hundreds of dresses

Comm - First Baptist Dresses 2016

First Baptist Church of Southington donated approximately 300 handmade dresses to women’s and children’s shelters during their June 12 worship service. This dress mission was implemented move than five years ago by church member Emily Lamy, who has delivered them…

Annual donation drive has begun

Clothing and Food Drive

By Ed Harris Editor The fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive for the town starts this week and runs through the end of the month. The drive, originally started in 1999 by Nicole Roy of Hot Tans Salon,…

Community Services is seeking food donations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer September is Hunger Action Month and Southington Community Services is seeking donations. “You know, everyone’s giving in December and that’s wonderful, but we need the whole year round because the summer’s the toughest time,” said…

Men’s Club gives donations

By Lisa Capobianco
The Men’s Club from Immaculate Conception recently handed out donations. Pictured above, from left, Sandy Amato, from Southington Arc, Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, Pastor Ron May, Saint Thomas Principal MaryPat Wirkus and Eldon Hafford from Bread for Life.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Several local organizations and two local Catholic schools received donations from the Men’s Club of the Immaculate Conception Church in recognition of their contributions to the community. The Men’s Club honored the Arc of Southington,…