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Wadhams church members to make hats for kids

— Members of the Wadhams United Church of Christ will be building hats for children Sunday, Jan. 13.

The event, which will provide polar fleece hats for children of the Wadhams area, will allow the youth to pick out their own colors and then watch as the hats are made for them.

Parishioner Faylene Davis said that the process will take about five minutes.

“It will actually take us longer to put an embellishments on than it will to make the hat,” Davis said. “We will have some already made up, but if we do not have what a child is looking for, then they can choose the fabric and it will take us about five minutes to make the hat.”

Davis said that this is the second year that the church has done a hat outreach, with last year’s effort being pointed toward older residents.

“This year we wanted to target the area children that may be in need of hats,” Davis said. “If we have any hats leftover, we are going to donate those to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital mitten and hat tree. Hopefully, we won’t have any left over and we will have to make more to send to the hospital.”

Davis said that the hats will be given out free, but that donations would be accepted.

“Pastor Leon (Hebrink) has really brought out the message of doing the right things for the right reasons,” she said. “Last year, people asked if they could donate and we didn’t want them to, but donations will go toward having this event again next year.”

The build-a-hats will be done at the Wadhams United Church of Christ Hall, which is located behind the church, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 962-8388.

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