Annual Pajama Party

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More than 300 pairs of pajamas have been sewn for area children.

Pat Davenport, of Grammies Jammies, said she only has 13 more pairs to finish before the pajamas are sorted and then distributed with the Elks Christmas Baskets.

This was the third year for the effort, Ms. Davenport said.

Pat Davenport, of Grammies Jammies, says the group has sewn more than 300 pairs of pajamas once again for area children. The pajamas will be distributed with the Elks Christmas Baskets.

Pat Davenport, of Grammies Jammies, says the group has sewn more than 300 pairs of pajamas once again for area children. The pajamas will be distributed with the Elks Christmas Baskets.

“It went smoother this year than it had in years past because we knew what we were doing. We actually had 90 percent of the pajamas finished by July. The gals really outdid themselves last winter,” she said. “Lots of hands make light work for everyone.”

Those who helped Ms. Davenport with the effort this year were Cyndie Welch, Dorla Spicer, Carol Werner, Ellen Hinton, Wanda Wemhoff, Betty Jo Nichols, Christa Buell, Linda Baar and Carol Sherrard.

“I could never do this without them,” Ms. Davenport said.

The community is invited to help sort the pajamas at a pajama party at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Federal Building basement conference room.

“It only takes around 30 minutes to sort the pajamas when we have help,” Ms. Davenport said.

Ms. Davenport said the effort to sew pajamas for next year is already underway. She said all the work is done at home by individuals who volunteer their time and experience. She added there is a need for people to stitch.

“We always try to break up the work,” Ms. Davenport said.

She added she is very happy with how the group has been able to sew more than 300 pair of pajamas since she organized the group three years ago.

“I hope it will continue,” she said. “The need is still there and so far the enthusiasm of the stitchers is still there.”

Those who are interested in helping sort pajamas, would like to donate  or be involved in next year’s effort, or have additional questions can contact Mrs. Davenport at 245-2868 or 582-3530.

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