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King University News :: "Coats for Kids" Event to take place on Saturday, Oct. 27

King College will be providing winter coats for children during the College’s 13th annual “Coats for Kids” Day that will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 in Kline Gym from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

“Over the past 12 years, the Bristol community has truly rallied behind ‘Coats for Kids,’” said Julie Roberson, assistant dean of student engagement at King.  “Last year we were able to provide coats for 250 area children.  We expect to exceed that number this year.  Our hope is that every child in our region that needs a coat – has one.”

“We are grateful so many community members and organizations are supporting our students’ service project.  Together, we are ensuring children in our community have the coats, scarves, and gloves they need to stay warm this winter,” said Roberson.

King College student volunteers will greet families and help youth select winter coats in Kline Gym Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The Education Department’s student organization, STEA-KE (Student Tennessee Education Association – King College), will provide carnival games and face painting.  Several area agencies and organizations will provide information about their programs and services while offering entertainment for the children.

For more information, contact Julie Roberson at 423.652.6310 or


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