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Hispanic Heritage Committee to distribute free face masks for children

The drive-thru distribution is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.
Credit: Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Hispanic Heritage Committee will be distributing free masks to San Angelo youth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

Students 10 and older, who participate in in-person learning, are required to wear masks at all times while on school campus. The objective of Covers for Kids! Youth Face Mask Distribution is to provide free protection to students whose families do not have the means to purchase multiple face coverings. Masks may become lost or forgotten, adding stress and worry for parents/guardians.

The Hispanic Heritage Committee seeks to alleviate some of these concerns for our community, according to a release from the group. The face masks are designed to protect against dust, germs and infectious diseases. Lanyards will be distributed along with the face coverings as an attachment to avoid misplacement and for easy removal during lunch hours. 

The distribution will be held as a drive-thru event. For quick distribution, masks and lanyards will be handed out in small bags. Upon arrival, please follow postings for route directions.

The Railway Museum of San Angelo will be holding a Living History Tour Nov. 14, and will also be providing free admission to the first 75 children who visit the museum.