Another great initiative by the keen group of Ottawa HEA members to help those in need. The ladies made 219 hats in less than 4 hours! This year, the children’s hats will go to the Snowsuit Fund, and all the adult hats will go to Centre 507, an adult drop-in centre at Centretown United Church.
The crew: Betty Young, Sue Thorne, Lorna Boyko, Ellie Topp, Judy Leeson, Gail Nevraumont, Carol Badenoch, Linda Robbins, Ellen Boynton, Linda Reasbeck, Mary Johnston, Maxine Robertson, Kim Zidychouski, Anne-Marie Ellis, Audrey Schreyer, and Liz Pearson.
We enjoyed the camaraderie and a delicious pot- luck lunch, and shared stories of our other charity sewing and knitting projects. Thank you to Ellen Boynton, Administrator of Bells Corners United Church, who was our hostess for the day, took care of tea and coffee and setting up the room and the kitchen, and all the participants, who brought their sergers and sewing machines, and lots of thread, and worked so efficiently to get the pile of fabric turned into all those warm hats. Mary Johnston took photos. We’ve come a long way from the group of 6 who made 35 hats around my dining room table in 2000 and thought we did an amazing job! We did, and we’ve done it again.
Thanks to all.