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Belizean children to receive more than 100 dresses for Christmas from Harrisburg women

HARRISBURG, "Members of the Presbyterian Women’s (PW) Circle at the Harrisburg Presbyterian Church are taking part in a project to spread cheer during the Christmas season."
At a workshop Monday evening, several women brought sewing machines and good cheer in the hopes of reaching a goal of more than 100 dresses. Those dresses and several totes created by the women will be shipped to the Mission of the Good Shepard in Belize in Central America by Nov. 30, in order to reach the children by Christmas.
This particular ministry has been a beneficiary of several projects by the PW and the Harrisburg church. Last year, the women sent toys for the children, but decided to go a different direction this year after two of its members, who are quilters, happened upon someone creating a “pillowcase dress” at a quilting show. It seemed the perfect project for the group of women to tackle for the holidays.
The two women, Leslie McCorkle, 58, and Betsy Badame, 54, found a similar pattern that would be more group friendly called “Little Dresses for Africa” a Nancy's Notions project, ran the idea by the PW, and started to work on sewing the dresses.
Harrisburg women make dresses for children overseas [www2.independenttribune.com]



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