Dozens of children received new coats from Operation Warm

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December 4, 2013 4:01:06 PM PST
Dozens of toddlers were treated to an afternoon of holiday fun and new coats in Delaware County Wednesday.

Operation Warm has been providing new coats to children in need since 1998, and has been coming to Riddle Hospital for 9 years.

"A lot of people say a gently used coat is still going to keep the child warm, but Operation Warm really believes that a brand new coat, every child deserves one, and it is really special to them to receive something that is just theirs," said Carey Palquist, Executive Director of Operation Warm.

There were coats for 40 tiny tots in pink, green and black; purple ones with yellow lining, gray ones with green lining, and coats in gray, red and blue.

There were scarves donated by a Garnett Valley High school 12th grader as part of her senior project, and hats, donated by students at Delaware County Community College.

The kids were ecstatic about their new clothes.

Five year old twins, Caden and Lucas were anxious to show off their new coats and gloves, while the kids sang along with Makin Music Rockin Rhythms and Wally, the Wawa goose.

It was an afternoon of delight and warmth at Riddle Hospital.

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