The meeting is open to the community without charge. Reservations should be made by calling Carol Grese at (818) 906-2509.
Seniors make and donate hats and scarves
Working for almost five years, members of the Joslyn Adult Center’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program Sewing, Knitting and Crocheting group, led by June Pratte, handmade more than 800 knitted hats and scarves. The items are being donated to Operation Gratitude, which will in turn include them in holiday care packages being shipped to U.S. military around the world.
In 2005, Burbank resident Evelyn Twiss suggested the idea to the group, which meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at Joslyn Adult Center. While working diligently on this project, the volunteers also made, among other things, hats for cancer patients in local county hospitals, along with slippers and lap robes (smaller than quilts to avoid getting caught in wheelchairs) for children and adults in area nursing homes and hospice care.
“Ninety percent of all fabric and yarn utilized by the group is donated,” said member Maggie Hall.
Currently, due to construction, donations of yarn/fabric can be accepted only before 3 p.m. Fridays at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information on this or other Burbank adult center activities, call (818) 238-5353.
Arts for All foundation selects director
Burbank Arts For All Education Foundation has selected Kenton Haleem as the first full-time executive director of the non-profit organization.