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      Volunteers collect winter clothing for children in need

      Saturday was collection day for those participating in this year's Project Keep Kids Warm. Wesley United Methodist Church was filled with volunteers as they headed out on their collection routes in Ishpeming and the surrounding area.

      Last week about 300 volunteers helped pass out 7,000 collection bags.

      Project Keep Kids Warm is an annual event, and residents donate new and used winter clothing to help children in need.

      Cody Johnson is a junior at Ishpeming High School and he said he enjoys helping the people in his community.

      "I definitely feel good about it because it shows that the community is showing a lot of support for the people that really need help, and even if someone is just having a little trouble, a little helping hand can go a long way," said Johnson.

      On Saturday, October 26, a free shopping day will be held for people in need of winter clothing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Armory.