Too hot to think Christmas? Not for quilt guild

Janet Mehmert, left, sews as Bobbie Uballez cuts out a pattern for Christmas Stockings at the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s workday on Saturday at the Coca-Cola room. The stockings will be given to area food banks for fund raising efforts this fall.

Janet Mehmert, left, sews as Bobbie Uballez cuts out a pattern for Christmas Stockings at the Missouri River Quilt Guild’s workday on Saturday at the Coca-Cola room. The stockings will be given to area food banks for fund raising efforts this fall.

Despite the heat of summer, the River City Quilt Guild is thinking about Christmas and is asking the community to do the same.

Last year, the guild along with the support of community members and Restorative Justice Inmates at Algoa Correctional Center, made 150 handmade stockings that were then donated to the Samaritan Center, SERVE Inc., and the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

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