Helping Hands at Marion Primrose

By | March 21, 2016
Nancy Reep

Nancy Reep puts the finishing touch on the last hat.

On two balmy March days, Marion Primrose residents and staff cut, sewed, snipped, and tied 24 stocking caps to be given to preschool children at the local Head Start.

The idea came about as our Life Enrichment Coordinator, Brenda Donegan, helped make 48 stocking caps with her Altrusa Club for the Boys and Girls Club. “I thought the preschoolers probably needed to keep warm, too,” Brenda said. “So shopping I went. I purchased 4 1/2 yards of felt and we were able to make the 24 hats.”

“Those are sharp,” said Nancy Reep, one of the residents working on the project. “I think this is something we should do all the time. It makes you feel good. The kids will love these.”

As the project was completed, the temperature outside neared 70 degrees. But in Ohio, the month of March is often the worst of the winter so the children may get some use from them yet.

Sandra Rowe, Executive Director, was overjoyed with the project. She said she would like to see us do one community project every month or two. “It’s a good way to get our name out in the community,” she said. “Just think how that can help us as well as the recipients.”

Brenda and the four residents delivered the hats to Head Start on March 10.
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