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Arts and Tech gathers coats for those in need

MARYSVILLE — Students at Marysville's Arts and Technology High School are lending a helping hand this winter by gathering coats for those in need.

Members of the school's leadership class have organized the Coats and Cocoa for the Community coat drive and are accepting donations of gently used winter coats from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The coat drop-off box is located in the school's main building near room 101. Cocoa donations are also welcome and appreciated.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the students are set to distribute the coats to anyone who might need them from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arts and Technology High School, located at 6332 31st Ave. NE in Tulalip. The event is open to the public and the school will also be offering free hot cocoa to those who attend.

"Personally, I think it's a great idea because there are a lot of people who can't afford coats," said Aidan Burr, freshman leadership student. "It's getting cold and clothing prices are going up and up. If it keeps someone warm, then we've achieved our goal."

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