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Newnan Carnegie Library: Large Donation to the VFW, Crochet for a Cause

Anthony Urda, Carnegie Library


Large Donation to the VFW

NEWNAN, Ga., September 2021 - The Newnan Carnegie Library hosts a weekly crochet class on Mondays at 1:30 pm, and on September 20, 2021, the members of the class, who has been working tirelessly for weeks, donated 187 hand-crocheted scarves to the Newnan, GA Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2667. Representatives of the VFW, Billy Alford, Larry Chrome, Janet Alford, Jeff Bouchard, Jay Maxwell, Veda Brooks, and Chris Marks, all arrived at the Newnan Carnegie Library at 2 pm to accept the donation from the kinds folks at the crochet class who donated their time and resources to create a large collection of scarves for their members.

"One-hundred-thirty scarves were made in class, and fifty-seven scarves were donated to us for the VFW by the kind people at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in East Point," said Judy Davenport, the instructor for the Newnan Carnegie Libary crochet class.

Thank you to the Crochet Class Participants who helped create the scarves: Judy Davenport, D.J. Shaw, Karen Sorrow, Bliss Harper, Aundrea Bishop, Kathleen Luck, Mary Daniels, Veronica Landreau, Faith Landreau, Elizabeth Dillon, Karen King, Margie Whitworth, Ruby Barber, Marge Cox, Brittnay Knighton, and Levi Knighton.

The crochet class meets Mondays at 1:30 p.m. in the Newnan Carnegie Library and accepts anyone, regardless of crochet experience.

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