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Sewing threads the community

Published 9:32am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

If you are not familiar with Community Sew Day, here is an explanation of what this event is. Twice a year (April and August) we meet at the Senior Center at the Skyline Plaza and sew up kits of various projects to be given away locally and to missions that are sponsored by local churches and organizations. Anyone is invited to come and join with others to use their talents toward a common goal. We are sponsored by the local Shinefest organization, which gives back time, money and talents to our local community.

We last met on April 20, and we were blessed to have 45 in attendance throughout the day. It would be difficult to list all of the items that have been made and given. Many of the quilts have been distributed during the Rock the Block, which takes place in August. Little girl dresses have been sent to Jamaica and numerous items have been made and shared with our local retirement homes.

Our next gathering is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. Come for as long as you can during those hours. You need only to bring a sewing machine, scissors and a sack lunch.

This event could not happen if it were not for some very generous donors of material and supplies and time in preparing kits.

What a blessing to be a part of a giving community!

 

Sue Westrum
Glenville