Brookfield Public Library November 13, 2017 by Pat Harvey, Community Service Coordinator
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Our Veterans project on 19 July was a success! We had 6 veterans (3 men and 3 women) and everyone completed their bracelet. I had so many kits left over that I encouraged the veterans to take a kit home and make another bracelet. Susie (last name?) from LBS donated her entire stash of completed paracord bracelets for the veterans, and we handed those out as well. We even found a paracord bracelet for the VA security guard that was a perfect fit and matched his uniform!
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Community Service Chair
VA Project Mar 1 by Pat Harvey
Loose Bead Society volunteers Karen Weinberg, Shirley Fishman, Suzanne Wegner, Lorene Dalsant, Deb Dunn and Debra Karius gave a hands-on class at the Veterans Craft Center on March 1. We showed the veterans how to make a paracord bracelet using a fixture. Twenty-one vets signed up for the class! Fortunately, our volunteers brought a few extra fixtures and we could accommodate about 15 veterans.
Everyone had a blast! All the veterans went home with a bracelet--one student made 3 bracelets. They really appreciated our class and asked us to come back again and demonstrate more stitches.
After everyone left, we even helped Marissa Straub, the VA Craft Coordinator, who made a red/white bracelet in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers.
If you would like to participate in future VA classes, e-mail Pat Harvey, Community Service co-chair, to get on the mailing list.