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Posted: November 12, 2013 9:00 p.m.

Church Mouse Needlers craft stockings

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Church Mouse Needlers (left to right): Helen Harris, Ruth Kilgore, Joyce Cline, Kathryn Bates, Kathy Watts-Avert and Connie Crisswell. Others who worked on the project (but not pictured) are Betty Biggers Smith, Gale Hinton, Mary Hays, June Hilton...

Church Mouse Needlers of Mansfield United Methodist Church have completed a special holiday season project, making large baby-size Christmas stockings for the Birthcare Center of Newton Medical Center.

Using red and white felt provided by the Center, the Needlers cut and sewed 90 stockings. They are continuing to make baby hats for newborns, including red ones to be worn with the stockings.

The Birthcare Center begins presenting babies in these stockings around Thanksgiving.

This fiber arts group meets the second and third Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Mansfield UMC. After Christmas, the group will also meet on the fourth Saturday of the month. Participation is free.

Experienced needlers and beginners are welcome. Children from fourth grade and up are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, phone Betty Biggers Smith at 770-786-7720 or Helen Harris at 770-784-1154.

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