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Women donate items to women in crisis      

By Staff | Nov 13, 2014

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary Beulah King (left) and Kim Hollenthone, both of Hughesville, with part of the mountain of paper products brought to the United Methodist Church in Tivoli.

Laden with donations of facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels and diapers, more than 40 persons attended the bi-weekly women’s gathering at Tivoli UM Church on Wednesday, November 5.

These items plus $70 were delivered to the Women’s Center in Bloomsburg distributed to women and children in crisis as a result of domestic violence. The charity is of personal importance to the day’s program presenter Carol Sones Shetler, who thanked the group for helping give back to those who had aided her.

The program entitled “History Themed Quilts” depicted family and local history as each quilt’s story was conveyed by using appropriate patterns, fabric designs and color. Assisting in the ‘show and tell’ was Linda Hartley of Pennsdale and Jasmine Yarish of Philadelphia.

The speaker announced that a project currently in progress uses a combination of patterns which include: A Circle of Tears, Broken Hearts and Fractured Families. It will serve as a visual as Shetler presents domestic abuse awareness programs.

Noting the upcoming Thanksgiving season, the day’s scripture and devotional segment focused on “Count your Blessings.” Guests were invited to put pen to paper and record a blessing after which all were deposited in a blessing jar provided by Carol Mordan of Nordmont. The afternoon concluded with refreshments.