Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
So near Christmas, one thinks cuddly and warm thoughts.
My thoughts right now are with our great American Legion troop here in Tonganoxie and their cuddly Critters on Patrol project.
They began quite small, as most great movements have, thinking of that small, very frightened child lying in the emergency room. They began collecting and supplying stuffed animals to the children. The project has grown and now they supply critters for three hospitals, the police department, the fire department and the highway patrol.
Perhaps as you toss away those older stuffed critters this year, you might like to donate them to this great group of veterans. Every critter is carefully hand-checked for the safety of the children. They can’t use any mechanical critters – no wires, no batteries. They also need to be clean and near new condition, and size is important. They need to be six to seven inches at the shortest and not more 14 than inches.
Talk to the children. Tell them what this is all about. There is no one more generous than a child and more willing to share. What if little Johnny or Annie asked their classmates to start a project of collecting such stuffed animals? Why, they’d all have so much fun and each and every animal would get so much love and care.
Maybe you’d like to donate some money, or help in any way you can. A collection box is located at Mr. Goodcents, 1208 Front St. in Tonganoxie.
Buck Smith from the Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 can be reached at (913) 369-2422.
My phone number has changed; it now is (913) 369-8606.
Have a great and happy Christmas.
Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265 Tonganoxie 66086, firstname.lastname@example.org.