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Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens
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Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens

The Yarn Stormers are back at it, this time focusing on hats instead of handrails.

A group from the West Flamingo Senior Center, located at 6255 West Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, is the first to participate in the international public art movement referred to as "Yarn Storming." Tthe handrailing which they covered in decorative yarn caught the eye of a middle school teacher’s aide, Ms. Stevens, from a local school in the center’s neighborhood.

Ms. Stevens contacted the Clark County Parks and Recreation center’s supervisor, Diane Bush, about approaching the center’s Yarn Stormers to see if they would make hats for the homeless teens attending the school. Ms. Stevens estimated that there were about 30 homeless teens that could use some warm head coverings. Despite the coming holidays and the many projects each of the workshop attendees have going at any one time, three members of the group volunteered to make hats for the teens.

Before long, 32 hats of all sizes, colors, and styles were made for the teens. Gloria Cyrlin, Vicky Anderson and Jeanette Johannes crocheted and knitted the hats, using yarn that was donated to the center because of the Yarn Storming publicity. The women in the Little Workshop also knit blankets for servicemen’s wives and their newborn babies, as well as for cancer patients. The group is still accepting yarn donations, where all viable yarn goes to a good cause.

Hats will be dropped off to the school before it lets out for winter break in mid-December.

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