On November 14, dozens of people attended the second annual Choose What You Will Use event held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chester. Through the generosity of many people from the towns of Andover and Chester, there were hundreds of coats and blankets available free to anyone who came.
The event was attended by a variety of people. An older woman searched for and found a warm coat for herself and one for a grandchild. A mom with four children found warm blankets and coats, hats and mittens for each of them. A mom stated her son had grown so much, he had nothing warm to wear. She found a vest and several coats to get him through the winter. Everyone who came found something to take home.
There were also boots, hats, mittens, flannel sheets, and some other clothing items. The remaining items will be brought to the Chester Andover Family Center. Donations of seasonal clothing and blankets are always welcome there.