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Coat drive Think of others as temps drop

It does not take long for the crisp autumn weather to just one day arrive. Consider last week alone. On Oct. 1, temperatures were close to 90 degrees around Chautauqua County. Four days later — on Saturday — there was concern about the first frost.

There is no denying the cooler weather is here to stay. Within a couple weeks, many of us will be bringing out the winter coats just to stay warm.

Once again this year, area agencies are stepping up to help those who need that extra layer of warmth as temperatures dip. The winter coat drive has kicked off.

Led by the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, collection bins for used coats can be found at Community Bank locations in Cassadaga, Westfield, Ripley, Silver Creek and Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk. The United Way office, at 626 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, will also welcome your donations.

United Way also is teaming with the Salvation Army to get coats to those who need it most. For more information, call the United Way at 366-5424.

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