Yarns group welcomes new members

August 8, 2013 

From left, Gracia Edwards, Sharon Lipton, Doris Goodrich, Nancy Guss, Diana Hudson, Jil Green and Shay Vail display donations to Rex Healthcare’ baby cap program.


The Clayton Senior Activity Center recently created a knitting and crocheting circle called Yarns.

Needleworkers of all skill levels visit and encourage each other as they create handmade works of art. The group meets at 1 p.m. Mondays at the center, 303 Dairy Road, Clayton.

The Yarns group chose Rex Healthcare to receive the baby caps it made. This year, Rex Hospital will deliver close to 5,750 newborns, and the goal is for each baby to leave the hospital in a stitched cap.

“The handmade baby caps give the parents a special reminder of their baby’s birth,” said Robin Deal, neonatal educator at Rex. “Nurses take pride in picking out the right hat for a baby. The fact that they have ‘style’ instead of the stockinet caps that come in the delivery packs gives parents a keepsake they can proudly show off. The Clayton Senior Activity Center’s continued support goes a long way in helping Rex reach its goal.”

To learn more about Yarns, call 919-553-4350. To learn more about donating baby caps to Rex, call 919-784-3165 or visit rexhealth.com.

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