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Shelby resident Kenneth Stivers (center) has collected more than 200 blankets and 150 jackets from his fellow members of Indian Fork Baptist Church in Bagdad. With the help of some congregation members and his daughter Dixie (left) and wife, Carrie (right), they will distribute those items along with free bowls of chili to the homeless at the Stratton Center tomorrow.
Fighting the chill

While millions are fighting the crowds of shoppers hoping to stockpile Christmas presents, one Shelby man is preparing to instead give back this season.

Kenneth Stivers, a member of Indian Fork Baptist Church in Bagdad, has collected more than 200 blankets and 150 jackets to distribute to the homeless tomorrow.

With the help of members of his congregation, as well as his wife, Carrie and 10-year-old daughter, Dixie, Stivers will distribute those items along with free bowls of chili outside of the Stratton Community Center tomorrow starting at 3 p.m.

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