Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is coming - along with Winter temperatures.  Collection of coats, hats and gloves for all Newport Students is underway. We are collecting clean, gently used items of all sizes, styles, gender and for all ages. We are asking our community to drop their donated items at any of our participating sites: First Baptist Church,  Emory Chapel Methodist Church, Umsted Memorial Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, First Missionary Baptist Church, Lighthouse Baptist Church,  Holden Avenue Church of Christ, St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Harris Hospital and Jackson County Court House.  You may donate your items until Nov 29. Distribution will be held on Dec 2, Saturday, at the Newport High School Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Thank you for helping with the much needed community program.