Parish plans sew-a-thon

Staff report

RHINE — The Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes will host a pillowcase dress sew-a-thon, Monday, March 20, at 9 a.m., in the St. Lawrence Church Hall, Rhine, east of Botkins, on Botkins Road.

Area seamstresses should take their sewing machines to make simple dresses and shorts to send abroad with Christian missionaries to children who may never have received new clothing before. Those who can’t sew are welcome to cut out fabric and help in other ways. Lunch will be provided to participants.

States Commission representative Rachel Barber said, “The sew-a-thons have been so successful and the participants have had such a great time that they 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 take remnants and new or very gently used, cotton, pillowcases as well as buttons, ribbon, and any notions that might be used to trim the clothing.

For information, call 937-693-3163.

Staff report