Sew-a-thon planned in Rhine

RHINE — Area residents are invited to participate in a pillowcase dress sew-a-thon, Monday, April 16, at 9 a.m., in the St. Lawrence Church Hall in Rhine, east of Botkins, along Botkins Road.

The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes.

Participants should take their sewing machines to make simple dresses and shorts to send abroad with Christian missionaries. Those who can’t sew are welcome to cut fabric and help in other ways. Lunch will be provided.

Rachel Barber, a commission representative, said, “This is our second sew-a-thon this spring. Our participants have had such a great time that they always want to know right away when we’d organize another session.” Dresses from the previous sew-a-thon have already been distributed in Haiti and in Tanzania, among other locations.

Those attending are also welcome to bring remnants and new or very gently used pillowcases (all or mostly cotton), as well as buttons, ribbon, any notions that might be used to trim the clothing.

For information, call 937-693-3163.