Leader Blues

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Cancer support sew-in planned at LRAFB

Area volunteers are planning another community sew-in to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Little Rock Air Force Base chapel. The workshop is open to all interested in sewing, cutting, pinning, ironing and packaging colorful kerchief-like head coverings known as care caps. They are for free distribution to balding chemotherapy patients in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Recently, Care Caps went online at www.ccvols.org. Featured in many of the site’s photos are members of the base’s project volunteers and text explaining the charitable activity.

Mary Philips, director of Care Cap Connection, will lead participants in her step-by-step assembly line method of group operation. Through December, 615 volunteers produced 6,068 caps. Major cancer centers joining in the effort include Mayo Clinic, M.D. Anderson, St. Vincent, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, St. Jude, Baptist Health, Christus Health and UAMS.   

All sewing materials are donated and Janome sewing machines are available for use during the sew-in. There is no cost to join and no solicitation. For more information, contact Ora Brown, (501) 982-7667, or Mary Philips (501) 884-3046.  

Youth horse association to hold meeting in Cabot

The American Morgan Horse Association Youth of Arkansas will hold an organizational meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 in Cabot.  All youth who are interested in learning about horses are encouraged to participate. The club is open to youth who have not reached their 22nd birthday. Owning a horse is not required.

AMHAY offers its members a variety of programs to learn and develop in all areas of the horse industry.

For location or more information call Monica, AMHAY regional vice president, at 501-941-8784 or Kirsten, National AMHAY Horsemastership tester, at 501-258-7067.

Mercy’s Cross Church hosting charity concert

Mercy’s Cross Church will host “The Great Cover Up” charity concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the church, 901 E. Kiehl Ave. in Sherwood. Hidden will be the featured band. Admission is free with the donation of a blanket to help cover up a homeless child or adult this winter. For more information, call the church at 833-4673.