Local seniors crocheting for a good cause

Stacey Spivey

POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:14pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:16pm

One group of women crochets for a good cause. Once a week anywhere from 2 to 8 women meet at the Tyler Senior Center to visit, eat, and crochet away. The senior center provides food and fun for seniors in the area free of cost. In return, this group of ladies have decided to donate their works of art to the community.

Every year they do a service project, and make everything from scarves to hats for schools, nursing homes, and hospice.  In December they donated 91 scarves to Douglas Elementary School.  "Its a rewarding thing to be able to give back to someone, that seems to enjoy it," said Johnnie Wilson, one of the group members. 

Bonnie Lee Sheboy, the leader of the group, has been crocheting for almost 50 years.  She said she got involved in the senior center once her husband had passed, and soon began teaching crocheting to people.  She has really enjoyed being a teacher, and donating her work to local schools and hospitals.  "I wasn't feeling good the day we went [to the school], but after we had gone, I really felt great," said Sheboy.

While they are giving back, the women say they are getting something in return.  Friendship and a reason to stay active keeps them coming back every week.

The ladies are already working on their next project.

Tyler Senior Center : http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/ParksandRecreation/TylerSeniorCen...

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