The Director of the Senior Center at the Red River Council on Aging took members of their senior day care program on a field trip to make Christmas ornaments. On Monday morning the ladies traveled to the Sewing God’s Love house on Alonzo Street.
They were welcomed by Susan Taylor, who thanked the ladies for coming. The Sewing God’s Love group regularly meets each Monday at 9:30. Taylor explained the many sewing projects the group does each year to benefit young and old in the parish.
Mary Ann Smith presented the ladies from the council with clear Christmas balls. And she was demonstrating filling them with colorful mini pom-poms. Add a top and wire holder and the tree decoration is complete.
Another ornament created was a small Christmas tree. The ladies added items such as stars, stickers, angels and of course Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Each created a unique ornament, which was then mounted on a candy cane.
Next came desert. Charlotte Browning baked a variety of cookies and treats. There was a large pot of apple cider and some hot coffee. This rounded off a great morning out for the ladies.
Susan Taylor invited anyone with a knack for sewing, cross-stitch or other type of sewing to join the group. They meet every Monday morning at 9:30. Taylor passed out their own Christmas wish list, including another sewing machine, heavy duty shelving, and a large worktable. Donations may be sent to the churches that sponsor Sewing God’s Love. They are First Methodist, First Baptist and Wesley Chapel.