The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

November 13, 2013

Winter coat drive ongoing at Inez's

— An embroidered Bible passage from the Book of Genesis hangs on the brick wall at Inez’s Soul Food for Real and messages of goodwill are given out to customers in tandem with heaping spoonfuls of chicken and dumplings.

For Selena Cain, who named the downtown Athens restaurant after her beloved grandmother, Inez Turner-Freeman, the spirit of giving is an essential element of the approaching holiday season.

The restaurant, located at 102 E. Washington St., across from the Clinton Street courthouse annex, is accepting gently worn or new coats, hats and gloves for men, women and children in the community.

“We want to be a blessing to others,” said Cain. “Winter is almost upon us, and believe it or not, some people don’t have a nice, warm coat, hat or gloves to wear.”

Inez’s, which was among several local businesses to collect school supplies earlier this fall, has set up a food donation bin for the holidays. Cain said the restaurant is also sponsoring two local families for Thanksgiving.

Inez’s will be closed during the Thanksgiving holiday while the staff handles catering orders. But Cain said her extended family will be gathering at the restaurant on Nov. 28, and she invited anyone seeking food or fellowship to join her family for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

Items will be accepted Monday through Friday at the restaurant. For more information, contact Cain at 256-874-2557.

1
Text Only
Local News
Poll

Do you think Athens-Limestone County is better prepared than in April 2011 to provide shelter from a major tornado?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee