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From pillowcases to clothing

March 17, 2014

Seamstresses Patty Mack, left, Cathy Varno and Jillian Woodruff gather material for their pillowcase dresses. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

RHINE — Dresses made from pillowcases were created this past weekend by local seamstresses with one common goal — clothing the needy overseas.

The Sew-A-Thon was sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes, including Botkins Immaculate Conception, Wapakoneta St. Joseph and Rhine St. Lawrence.

“We’re trying to promote equality among our county and other counties,” Member Beth Boerger said.

She said the commission is focused on helping others. The collected dresses will be sent to a Christian missionary in Africa.

“We’re here to help our parish as well as other countries,” Boerger said, noting how the group sponsors various events similar to the Sew-A-Thon, including collecting for food pantries.

For the full story, see the Monday, March 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

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