Knitting for veterans...
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I am writing this letter on behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary Moab Unit No. 54. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013, two new Utah Veterans Nursing Homes will be opened. One is located in Ivins and the other is in Payson, Utah.

Our unit will be trying to get as many warm lap afghans for the patients as we can. There will be 125 veterans in each home.

We are asking for any yarn you might like to donate for the afghans. If you would like to knit an afghan for us, that would be great! If you don’t have any yarn the Auxiliary will have some for you.

Please drop any yarn at Nifty Fashions, 89 E. Center St. in Moab.

The afghans need to be a certain size so that the wheels of the wheelchairs will not be tangled up. All information about the afghans can be gotten from Nifty Fashions or any Auxiliary member.

If you are not much of a knitter and can only knit strips of yarn, I have a lady who can sew the strips together and finish the edges. Another lady would teach knitting if there are enough knitters for the class.

We would appreciate any help you can give us. We realize that this is the busy time of the year, but we have a year to complete this project.

On behalf of the Auxiliary, we would like to thank you for your support of our activities through the years. For more information, or to volunteer materials or time, contact Debi Swafford at 435-686-2397, or Patti Murphy at Nifty Fashions, 435-259-8411.

– Debi Swafford, Auxiliary president

and Patti Murphy


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