Good Samaritan Coat Drive

SoBo Sammie, Good Samaritan Clothing Coordinator Sallie Anne Powell and Carrington Powell encourage the public to bring coats for men, women and children, as well as men's shoes to Good Samaritan Coat Drive drop-off location at 306 Main Street in Downtown South Boston (across from Caffe Peroni) on Friday from noon until 8 p.m. The true Good Samaritan donates her time for the third straight year, SoBo Sammie (courtesy of Lantor's Store), will be greeting people in front of the Good Samaritan Coat Drive drop-off location.

Destination Downtown South Boston invites the public to the last Movies on Main of the season, “Muppets Most Wanted,” on Friday at 8 p.m. in Constitution Square.

The movie is free and bottled water also will be free, courtesy of Reaves Lawn & Garden. Also available will be sno cones, pizza and snacks for sale by Exquisite Events.

“Bring your chairs, blankets and family for a movie night under the stars,” said Destination Downtown South Boston Executive Director Tamyra S. Vest.

Movies on Main is sponsored by Big Fade Entertainment, Carlbrook School, Team Nurse, South Boston Signs and Ray's Auto Service.

In conjunction with Movies on Main, Destination Downtown is partnering with Good Samaritan on a coat drive on Friday from noon until 8 p.m.

“Bring your coats for men, women and children, as well as men's shoes to Word of Truth Ministries, 306 Main Street (across from Caffe Peroni). Just look for SoBo Sammie on the sidewalk all decked out in her winter coat,” Vest said.

The Good Samaritan is a local organization supported by many of the churches in the community. They help coordinate the care given to emergency needs that arise in the community. They operate a clothing closet, a food closet, crisis assistance and transient ministry.

“The clothing closet provides good used clothing to those in need; the food closet provides nonperishable foods for those who find themselves without means to fee their family; crisis assistance provides linens for those who suffered a house fire or natural disaster; and the transient ministry provides food, lodging, gas or bus ticket for those traveling through our area,” Vest explained.

For more information on the coat drive or the movie, call 575-4209 or 575-7000 or email