THE WARMING CORNER – Inside the Oscoda Rotary Club Pocket Park, a new feature called The Warming Corner emerges to keep locals safe and warm during the frigid winter temperatures.

OSCODA – An array of hats, gloves, mittens and scarfs are safely placed in ziploc bags and hung on a clothesline for those in need to take. 

The Pocket Park, located on Dwight Street, which features holiday decorations in the winter and flowers in the summer, is the new destination for a feature called The Warming Corner. 

Getting into the heart of winter, Oscoda Resident Jan Johnson had an idea to keep locals warm from the frigid temperatures. She said with the circumstances brought about by COVID-19, many have faced financial problems and can’t afford to purchase the necessary items. In partnership with the Oscoda Rotary Club, Johnson suggested a warming corner. 

Locals in need of winter gear can stop by and take one for no charge. A sign created and donated by P&L Development  can be found on site for directions. 

Additionally, those willing to donate can do so by putting their donations in a gallon size ziploc bag, slipping a piece of paper in the bag identifying what the item is and using the clothespins provided on site. 

“We hope to keep this going throughout the coldest time of the winter and keep people warm, especially the children,” Johnson said. “Helping out will warm you too, it will warm your heart.” 

The Pocket Park is located across from Cathy’s Hallmark on Dwight Street.

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