RAVENNA MI ~ The Ravenna Baptist Church Youth Group is used to getting together and learning about their faith or going on an outing, or just have fun. But this time it was serious work. Making 100 pillow cases for children struggling with long-term health issues. Using brightly colored fabrics, the youth teamed up with adults that were seasoned sewers to work their magic. These handmade pillow cases are sure to brighten the little tots journey back to health.
Peggy Manzur was the mastermind behind the service project. Working with the kids on securing sponsors, purchasing fabric, and organizing numerous sewing bees. Many boys and girls participated in this fun project. "Real men do like to sew!" quipped one of the leaders! This was the first time sewing for all of these youths. Some of the children worked on notes that will accompany the pillow cases to their new owners. Over 50+ kids came to work at this event!