SCILL Center to Hold Coat Drive

SCILL Center

The SCILL Center is hosting a coat drive. Director Jerry Gurrado, said drop off sites are at the Oregon-Davis High School, Ray’s Super Foods in North Judson, Pioneer Florist in North Judson, Five Star in Knox, Key Bank in Knox, and Baileys.

“We’re still in the process of organizing the event, but people from Love, INC and a couple of other organizations are helping to work with us on maybe getting some church organizations, or volunteers from the community, to wash the coats and then we’ll have distribution sites. There will be no questions asked, whether it be children’s coats or adult coats. Come pick them up and take them. We’re happy to be able to help in any way we can,” said Gurrado.

Gurrado is also requesting feedback from the community to help in preparation for more classes at the SCILL Center. He listed computer training, body and repair shop classes, auto repair, and welding classes. Gurrado said there is a tremendous need for welders at local factories.

“We’ve got four major employers in our county that employ someplace around 250 welders. There is a dire need for those.”

The SCILL Center is sponsoring a Ladies Car Care Clinic on Tuesday, October 25th, and Tuesday, November 8th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. CT each evening.

You will learn vehicle servicing, consumer awareness, preventative maintenance, choosing a service partner and you will learn how to change the oil and tires on your vehicle.

The clinic will be held at the SCILL Center, 1300 Kloeckner Drive in Knox. A $5.00 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of materials. To register, call 772-8001 or email This program is sponsored in part by Knox Auto Supply.