Each year, the Mountain View Homemakers Club devotes one monthly meeting to making items that benefit segments of our community.
In past years, these items have included 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 felt vests that Cub Scouts use for their badges.
This year’s work day will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Extension Building and the group will be creating baby blankets for use by emergency responders, social services and the Pregnancy Support Center.
All area women are invited to come for the covered dish lunch and stay to help. 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 to follow.
These work days provide a perfect opportunity for visitors and members to get to know each other better in a very casual atmosphere.
Women who have sergers are urged to bring them. But, in addition to the sewing and surging, there is a need for people to cut, stuff, trim, iron and more. 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.
Mountain View Homemakers is a 49-year-old monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and their community more livable.
The group has prepared and served meals at Loaves and Fishes, provided lunches for Habitat workers and this year will organize and run the Christmas Bazaar on the first Saturday of November at the Ross Aragon Community Center.
In addition to the one or two hands-on community projects like this blanket-making session, there are seven or eight monthly meetings that include a speaker, one auction fund-raiser in July that results in contributions to eight local non-profit efforts, a summer picnic and a Christmas celebration.
There are no dues or membership requirements and all women are welcome.