Local women knit helmet liners for Vermont soldiers

Anyone willing to knit will be provided the yarn, needles and instructions to complete the helmet liner.

The only cost to you is your time and generosity. If you cannot knit, monetary donations for yarn, needles or shipping and handling costs when the helmet liners are sent to our troops will go a long way to help this project and keep our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and every soldier warm this coming winter.

Poultney Chamber of Commerce donated $100 as well as other chamber members adding to the donation jar on the counter of Stitchy Women.

The fundraising event on May 25 netted an additional $150. Help fill the jar and others being placed in area businesses or at events around our area over the next several months.

Stitchy Women is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Thursday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. anyone is welcome to join the friends of Stitchy Women and knit, share stories or have a cup of coffee.

The Castleton Community Senior Center's knitters meet the second and forth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. If you are not comfortable in knitting these helmet liners but can knit and purl, perhaps you could knit the 6 inches of ribbing and someone else will finish the helmet liner.

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