Kids Closet fundraiser is May 19

May 13—DECATUR COUNTY — Decatur County Kids Closet has announced plans regarding a drive-thru fundraiser meal scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Greensburg First Christian Church Family Life Center, 425 N. Broadway Street.

The meal will feature chicken Parmesan, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, slaw and a dessert for $12.

For those who don't know, any Decatur County family in need of new or gently used clothing for a child pre-school age through 8th grade is welcome to register for Decatur County Kids Closet events.

Kids Closet "openings" are by appointment only and information about how to sign-up is publicized in the Daily News, on WTRE radio and via social media several days in advance of any given opening.

Parents or guardians of the participating children must have proof of Decatur County residence in either driver's license or utility bill form.

During an opening, each pre-registered child has the opportunity to choose the items they take home.

Decatur County Kids Closet was founded in 2012 in the basement of First Christian Church by Sue Abplanalp, her husband and a small group of volunteers.

Abplanalp taught kindergarten for many years and saw the need for clothing in children of many local families. Her dream was to provide new and gently-used clothing to local children for free that the children would be proud to wear.