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Hemby Bridge ASP--Crafty and Caring

Children at Hemby Bridge ASP model some of the colorful hats and scarves they created for Hillcrest Baptist Nursing Facility.

Students enrolled at Hemby Bridge After School Program have taken program coordinator Sheila Pierce's lead and learned to crochet, becoming very prolific at this craft. During January and February, the children worked diligently to make hats and scarves for the 20 or so residents at Hillcrest Baptist Nursing Facility. They made over 40 items that were delivered to the facility during the first week of March. The older children in fourth and fifth grades made most of the hats and scarves, but some of the first, second and third graders also contributed by making items using a knitting loom. In addition, the residents received a few afghans and shawls for their sitting area. The children also gathered items for treat bags for the residents that included magazines, writing tablets, note cards, ink pens, envelopes, and other useful items.

The children enjoyed learning to crochet and making the items--almost as much as the Hillcrest Baptist Nursing Facility residents enjoyed receiving them!

Written by: Karen Smith
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 by Karen Smith

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