Students given scarves knitted by local group

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On a cold day like Monday you definitely needed a jacket, a hat and gloves, but some kids in our area might not have all those items to stay warm.

Every kid at Rachel Freeman Elementary School in Wilmington received a scarf Monday.

“It was very interesting as we watched them walk in,” Knitter Nancy Schein said. “The girls took a little longer to choose than the guys.”

Each one was created by knitters from Plantation Village like Nancy Schein.

Student Kiera Tilghman chose her scarf to match her outfit.

“It’s soft and warm, and you could take this anywhere,” Tilghman said.

The group hand crafted 550 neck warmers. Last year they knitted hats and wanted to do something different this year.

Even Alberta Holden who recently turned 100 says she’s loves knitting and was glad to be involved.

“I’ve been knitting since I was 10 or 11,” Holden said. “My grandmother taught me how to knit.”

The ladies have spent many hours over the last several months working on this project and were thanked with cards and lots of hugs.

“It just makes me get all choked up to be able to be a part of this and I couldn’t have done this alone for sure,” Schein said.

All the scarves remaining will be donated to the Good Shepard Center and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

All the yard and materials used to create the scarves was donated.

Categories: Community, Local, New Hanover

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