Tonawanda News

Opinion

December 8, 2012

Christmas projects galore

Tonawanda News — Lots of Christmas news this week, so if you’re looking for controversy, you’ll have to wait or read a different columnist.

First a report on yarn.

Karen Armenia, whose home is one of the “drop off” spots for donated yarn, emailed to let me know that a lady from Sharon Drive in Tonawanda called that she had some yarn.

“She had two huge bags of beautiful yarn,” Karen reported. “I was like a kid in a candy shop!”

Later, talking to Karen, she said Susan Gregg dropped off a box of yarn at her home. Karen, along with some friends, knits squares for lap robes, hats, mittens, scarves and other items with several groups. The hand-knit goods are then given to many places near and far that can use them.

A woman, who didn’t leave her name, dropped off a bag of yarn at the News which is now at DeGraff Memorial Hospital for the knitters there.

Then it was Girl Scouts in action: Jeni Lasky Gribbon, from my old Girl Scout troop, dropped off a huge bag and a slightly smaller bag of yarn at the News. What surprised me was that she not only has children, but six beautiful grandchildren. Guess from now on, I’ll just say we were in Girl Scouts together.

Don Unkrich, my favorite Kenmore firefighter, called to say his wife had a box and bag of yarn she wants taken away. So Don found out the places they could go — and he played Santa delivering the yarn.

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On a slightly different, but still holiday theme, Louanne Strauss emailed that Squire’s Tap Room on Niagara Street in Tonawanda is having its annual food drive for the Christmas holiday.

“If you can squeeze this information into your column on Saturday, we would really appreciate it,” she wrote. “We got great response last year, and as you know, every donation helps, no matter how big or small.”

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