Each year, the Mountain View Homemakers Club devotes one monthly meeting to making items that benefit several segments of our community.
In past years these items have included blankets, which were given to emergency personnel to carry and give to children who have been in accidents; big tote bags that social services help children fill when the youngsters are being removed from an unsafe environment; comfort pillows given out by Hospice and some to be used in the nursing home; and even felt vests that Cub Scouts use to pin on their badges.
This year’s work day will be Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Extension Building at the fairgrounds. All area women are invited to come for the covered dish lunch and stay for the work. Members and guests should arrive at 11:30 a.m. to visit and set up. Lunch will begin promptly at noon.
Even those who have no crafting skills will still have plenty to do at the work session, which will follow.
These work days provide a perfect opportunity for visitors and members to get to know each other better in a very casual atmosphere. In addition to the sewing and serging, there is a need for people to cut, stuff, trim, iron and more. Those who can and are willing to do the stitching are asked to bring their machines. One or two members will be bringing ironing boards and irons. Others need bring nothing but their willingness to be a part of this fun and beneficial work day.
The Homemakers organization is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and members of their community more livable. Most of the meetings include lunch and a speaker, and at least one meeting each year is a hands-on community project. One auction fund-raiser every July results in contributions to eight local non-profit efforts. There are no dues or membership requirements.