December 21, 2009 |

Seniors gifts leave a warm feeling

The Knoxville Elder-ado Craft Class recently completed 24 lap blankets for the patients at Kane Hospital as a holiday project. The class includes: (front row, from left) Rita McCarthy, Cil Zary, Dolores Poljak and Dolly Nowowiejski (Back row, from left) Ruth Conley, Richard Modrak, Jenny Marino, Susie Poplowski, Sis Mendyk, Dorothy Meade and Millie Modrak. Missing from the photo is Peg Doak.

Each year the Craft Class at the Knoxville Elder-ado Center works on a special project for others who may not be as fortunate.

In recent years, in cooperation with the McKinley Center, they have crocheted quilts and lap blankets for patients at the Hillman Cancer Center, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and for local homebound elderly. The group has even made and sent more than 100 hats for African children.

This year, the ladies and gentlemen of the craft class worked on crocheting lap blankets for patients at Kane Hospital. In all, they were able to create 24 of the blankets for this holiday season.

It was a team effort with members of Ruth Revo's church, St. Albert the Great Church, donating the yarn and Lea Hutchins spending a day just sorting it out and getting it ready to crochet. Veronica Paplowski delivered the gif wrapped blankets last week.

"We do the best we can with what we get," said craft instructor Millie Modrak.

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