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American Legion Auxiliary coat drive a success

MADAWASKA, Maine — American Legion Post 147’s Ladies Auxiliary held a coat drive Oct. 26 at the American Legion in Madawaska. 

This was the first time the Madawaska post has done a coat drive in this area, according to Bridget Daigle, public relations coordinator for the Auxiliary. 

From 8 to 11 a.m. residents dropped off coats that were then sorted by the Ladies Auxiliary. From 1 to 4 p.m. the basement of the legion was open for anyone who needed a coat to go get a coat. 

“If you needed a coat, you got a coat,” Daigle said. 

There were nearly 300 coats taken in and 178 coats were picked up by those who needed one. The remainder of the coats were donated to the thrift shop in Madawaska.  

Auxiliary President Diane Daigle said that this event was a huge success for the community. 

“There will be plans for another one next year to help our community,” Daigle said. “Also for next year there will be asking for donations of hats and mittens. Thank you to the community for helping us help them.”

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