MOW hosting free holiday events

by Michael Bush -

Mission On Wheels works daily to help supply much needed clothing, food and other items for local citizens. The main focus for Mission On Wheels is collecting clothing for their weekly giveaways, but founder Edna Douglas continues to focus on helping others, no matter what that might include. Douglas is constantly thinking of the children in the community, and collects items for back-to-school time, tuxedos and dresses for high schoolers at prom time, and fun activities for kids around the holidays.

With Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks, Mission On Wheels is offering an alternative activity to trick-or-treating for area children. They will be hosting a Hallelujah Fest on Oct. 31 at the 100 block of E. Walnut. There will be plenty of candy, and other items for the kids.

In November, Mission On Wheels will also be hosting a Thanksgiving Community Love Feast. The meal will be held at The Towers, 101 E. Commerce from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The free dinner is being offered as a blessing to everyone who would like to attend.

If you would like to donate items such as candy, stickers, small toys, shaped erasers, etc. for the Hallelujah Fest, or funds to help with any of the Mission On Wheels events and efforts, contact Douglas at 649-8620, or stop by the Mission On Wheels store at 118-1/2 S. Main.

With Fall officially here, and temperatures starting to drop, Mission On Wheels is also in current need of winter items to give away to those in need. These include winter clothing, coats, gloves, hats, blankets and heaters. Douglas said that volunteers are also needed to help with activities.

by Michael Bush

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