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Local club makes quilts, bears for children

Published 9:27am Saturday, March 12, 2011

One county organization has been busy making items that could bring comfort and happiness to area children who become victims of traumatic situations.

The Mountaintop Homemakers Club recently donated homemade blankets and teddy bears to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Shannon Oliver said his department will use these items when children are involved in cases they are working.

“When a child is taken from their home because of a bad situation or when their involved in car accidents or other tragic situations, these blankets and teddy bears can be a source of comfort to them,” Oliver said.

“I just want to thank these ladies for all their hard work and for their dedication to the community.”

The Mountaintop Homemakers Club, which has been in existence for eight years now, has given teddy bears to the sheriff’s department in the past, but this is their first year to donate blankets as well.

In addition to the FCSD, the Mountaintop Homemakers Club also plans to donate blankets and teddy bears to the other law enforcement agencies in the county, provide Hospice with tote bags containing items for their personal care, send fleece throws and hats to St. Jude’s, send care packages to soldiers overseas, provide a Russellville nursing home with fleece throws and cards, send socks to prisoners, provide hats to cancer patients who are part of the Look Good Feel Better program and work with Safeplace.

“We are just a small group of ladies who love God and feel our mission is to help others,” Shelia Hall said.

“Anyone who wants to join our club is welcome at anytime.”

The Mountaintop Homemakers Club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at New Hope Methodist Church on Franklin 81 in the Trapptown community.

People interested in knowing more about the club can call Kathy Snider at 256-366-9506 or Shelia Hall at 205-993-5131.

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