Community coat giveaway

Hampton Inn employee Brennen Miller (left) helps a woman select a coat during a community coat giveaway Sunday at the hotel.

Hampton Inn conducted a coat drive last week and received 253 items, including hoodies, thermal vests and a few hats, gloves and scarves. Everything was cleaned and placed in the meeting room for the give-away Sunday and Monday. Cookies and hot chocolate also were available for the shoppers. Any remaining coats were to be turned over to local agencies for other needy citizens in the area.