b'The Hope Church Knitting MinistrySome of the members of the Hope Church Knitting Ministry include from l-r: Brenda Casteels, Barb Bisschop, Edith Hoekstra, Anne Mulder, Grace Feddema, Suzan Winch, Adriana Jongkind, Jillian Howsam-Adomeit. Back row; Ali Klei, Nellie Westerman and Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis. Formanyyears,underthedirectorshipofSuzanour progress, take pictures and model for us!Winch, the Hope Church Knitting Ministry ladies haveWe filled 12 large plastic bins that Brenda and Pastor knitted blankets and shawls, baby clothes and toys, hatsBernhard moved from my basement to Brendas truck, and scarves, and often paid for the wool themselves orwhich were then delivered to Jill at Janet Howsams house through fundraising. They then donate the finished items,in time for gift packaging!often times out of town and overseas.It was time to startThe ladies continued knitting blankets and in March 2022, keeping some of these items local! two of us delivered 15 blankets to Scott Mission in Toronto. In March of 2021, after discussions between BrendaAfter discussions with them, it was decided that the group Casteels and Jillian Howsam-Adomeit, I, Suzan, receivedwould continue knitting blankets, hats and scarfs, which a call from Jill asking if our group would knit 60 shawlsare Scott Missions most needed items for winter!for women and 40 lap blankets for gentlemen who areHatsandscarvesarealsopromisedtoGate3:16in residents of Port Perry Place, as part of the ChristmasOshawa.And of course, knitting will continue for dona-Community Gift Giving program. tion to the North Durham Hospice.The ladies of our group were thrilled to have a localBlessings and a big thank you to all the ladies who project to knit for, knowing that they had until DecemberparticipatedandwerememberWilmaDenBoerwho 1 to complete the items.Often during the pandemic wecontributed to our Knitting Ministry until just before she would all meet at someones house and knit together inpassed at the age of 100!the yard.Pastor Bernhard always turned up to check onBy Suzan Winch, Special to Focus on ScugogTrophies, Awards,Corporate PromotionsTree Trimming & Pruning Tree & Stump RemovalEmbroideryGraphic Design Engraving Screen PrintingFree EstimatesPineridge ImpressArbor Consultation905-985-2839 JAMES PAPIA135 North Port Road,ISA Certified Arborist Port Perry #SO-4204Awww.pineridgeimpress.caYour Name is Our Business 905-982-1998treeriffic@gmail.comFOCUS - JULY 202211'