AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Shi Lee’s BBQ and Soul Food’s Owner Tremaine Brown invited the Amarillo community to the sixth annual Trunk or Treat at Bones Hooks Park on Oct. 30. He also announced that he started collecting new coats, gloves, hats, and other garments “to help keep Amarillo school children warm during the winter months.”
Set for Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m., Brown said that the event will involve games, prizes, and candy. Winter coats and clothing are also expected to be given to the children that show up, “or at least to as many kids as we possibly can.”
So far, Brown shared that “We’ve collected about a- about 100 coats. We got some gloves. We got some hats, but I would like to collect a lot more.”
“Of course, I’d love for Amarillo community members to come out and form a wonderful line of cars around the entire park to ensure that the kids have a fun and safe Halloween, but there’s no limits on their participation.” Brown said in his letter about the event, “Anyone can collect NEW winter garments and/or candy, and bring any donations to Shi Lee’s (1213 SW 3rd).”
Why new? Brown explained, “Just to give people peace of mind, as far as this COVID pandemic season, that they’re getting a new coat, new garments, new hats, things that nobody’s ever worn before.”
With colder weather quickly approaching, Brown encourages other organizations and local churches to do the same, by collecting winter gear donations. “That’s really my vision, is to have so many community members organizations, businesses around Amarillo want to join in and come.. You know, form a line of cars all the way around Bones Hooks Park.”
With these donations, along with items Brown has already purchased himself, the restaurant owner hopes to help hundreds, if not thousands.
“You know, we’ll try to match those coats up with a kid on October 30, and get as many kids a coat and possibly some gloves and a hat as we can.”
Shi Lee’s BBQ and Soul Food is also accepting monetary donations. For more information, Brown can be contacted by Facebook.
Included in the announcement letter was the flyer for the event, which can be seen here:
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