"Happy Hookers" look for help

December 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Your first question is probably what is "Happy Hookers" ? Mine too....

I went to The River House to find out. It turns out Marion Barnett started this volunteer group 14 years ago. This creative group of approximately 14 ladies meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am - 11:00am, they knit and crochet everything from blankets, scarfs, fingerless gloves (so we can still use our smart phones!)  and Minion hats (the cutest) to name a few of their items.

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Items made is donated to local organizations like Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Flagler Hospital, Hospice, Nursing Homes and many more. Marian estimates that over 7000 articles have been donated over the years and 400 scarfs a year are donated to the homeless population.

This Thursday, December 3rd, the "Happy Hookers" will be at The River House "Christmas Extravaganza" from 11am to 7pm selling their creations. Money raised helps Happy Hookers support one person a month with Meals on Wheels from Council on Aging and just recently 100 pairs of socks were delivered to the Board of Education.

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So if you'd like to help these ladies here's how........ They are constantly in need of yarn. If you used to, or know of someone who used to knit and wondered what to do with those bags of yarn, now you have somewhere they would be made into something useful to help others. You can drop off the yarn to "Happy Hookers" at Council on Aging any weekday between 9am and 5pm. Stop by Thursday and go shopping for some great Christmas gifts. SPREAD THE WORD. If you'd like to join "Happy Hookers" they said you're more than welcome and they'll even show you how to knit or crochet if you'd like. 

I left The River House with a smile on my face and a great appreciation for all these ladies do. They truly are Happy!

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