100-plus sweaters knit for children of disadvantaged families displayed in the EagleCrest lobby

The knitters from left to right, top to bottom are: Carol Gilson, Rita Adam, Joyce Peterson, Carol Michels, Maria Lange and Phyllis Houlson. photo courtesy of Carol Gilson

EagleCrest Terrace Independent Living, located at 2925 Lincoln Drive in Roseville, has a group of six ladies who regularly meet to knit sweaters and caps for school-age children of disadvantaged families in and around the Roseville area. The annual project began nine years and and continues to produce a greater number of sweaters each year. On Oct. 20, the 100-plus sweaters were displayed in the EagleCrest lobby before they were gifted and delivered in equal numbers to the following three places: Roseville elementary schools, Westside Summit Academy, and Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul, formerly the St. Paul Council of Churches.

Most of the yarn has been generously donated by friends and family. The ladies welcome yarn of any type, color or amount. If you have yarn or other knitting accessories tucked away somewhere in your closets, consider donating it for use in the garments the ladies will create to delight and warm some needy children. Donations can be brought to the EagleCrest Terrace office or one of the knitters would be glad to pick them up. For additional information contact Carol Gilson at 612-201-4468.

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