The City of Grand Junction is hosting its 21st annual Clothing Give Away at the Lincoln Park Barn.
People had been lined up since 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, braving the hot summer heat to get in and find the best items. Around fifty people were waiting in line when the doors opened around 3:00 p.m. and more arrived soon after.
The Clothing Give Away is held each year by city employees to give back to the community. The clothing comes mostly from donations but lost & found items from area schools are also included.
"I think there's probably always people in need whether it's a good economy or bad economy. Because over twenty years now we've been doing this and it's always successful and needed, so we just continue to do it," said Tricia Rothwell, who works for the city's parks & rec.
"We come down every year for this and we look forward to it and get our grand kids clothes and stuff for school and maybe a few things for ourselves," explains a woman named Della, who was browsing through the clothing.
Clean, "gently used" clothing for all ages is available to people for free but they ask that you only take what you need.
The city has been collecting donations since May and spent the last couple of days organizing and setting everything up.
The Give Away is open until 8:00 p.m. on Friday night and then again on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.