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Hora-Machacek holds sewing day

Clutier Legion Auxiliary member Pauline Sienknecht (left) cuts strips of fabric to make rag balls for carpet weaving at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Five members of the Legion Auxiliary met on Tuesday, October 5th to sew. Members were Pauline S, Linda D, Diane C, Collette W, and Veronica P. Linda and Collette sewed strips for carpet weaving at Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Pauline balled the sewed strips. Diane worked on plastic grocery bags which are used for crocheting sleep mats for the homeless. Veronica marked and cut a bed sheet into 2 inch strips.

Ruby Bodeker from the “North Tama Telegraph” came to visit to check out what our sewing day consists of. We enjoyed her visit as we explained cutting sheets into 2 inch strips and sewing the strips together which IVH in Marshalltown weave into rugs. Also lap quilts made from 6″ squares for Vets Hospital in Iowa City. Diane explained cutting plastic grocery bags into 2 inch strips and connecting them which are crocheted into 4′ by 6′ sleeping mats for the homeless.

After lunch we held our monthly meeting. Diane gave our unit’s financial report. Veronica presented a bill for 2 sets of tongs, printing and mailing of 35 bake sale letters. Diane had a bill for a 1st aid kit. Pauline S. made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Collette W, motion carried. Obligations to Dept, 3rd district, and county were paid. Filled out the poppy order.

Workers for Alan Breja’s funeral lunch were Diane C, Tracy S, Marilyn S, Sharon K, and Pauline S. Served 27 plus 5 workers. Workers for Frank Kriz’s funeral lunch were Diane C, Collette W, Carolyn B, Nancy C, and Marilyn S. Served 87 plus 5 workers.

Diane C. reported on the 3rd district conference she had attended. Reviewed our pricing lists for the upcoming bake sale and made a few changes. Bake sale is Sunday, October 17th in conjunction with the Legion’s pancake breakfast.

Finished rolled fabric balls as well as fabric strips cut from sheets waiting to be sewn together are arranged on a table in the Clutier American Legion post home on October 5 as part of an Auxiliary sewing day. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Our sewing day in November will be on Wednesday the 3rd, as the library will be having soup day at the hall on Tuesday the 2nd. Our day will begin at 9am, potluck lunch at noon, and monthly meeting in the afternoon. President Veronica would like to see more faces for sewing and you don’t need to be an Auxiliary member. We enjoy fellowship and always good food for lunch.

Happy Birthday was sung to Collette W. We have 38 paid members to date. Please send your dues to Diane.

Clutier Legion Auxiliary members Colette Wiebbecke (left), Pauline Sienknecht (back left), and Linda Dvorak (right) — as well as Diane Caloud and Veronica Pavlicek, not pictured — work on cutting, sewing, and rolling rag balls during a sewing day on Tuesday, October 5 at the Clutier American Legion Hora-Machacek Post 453 post home. The sewing group was small but mighty with five members in attendance. The Auxiliary welcomes anyone — member or not — to participate in future sewing days and, as a bonus, volunteers will be sent on their way with a warm homemade lunch after and always accompanied by fresh kolaches. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Clutier Legion Auxiliary member Colette Wiebbecke sews two different-colored fabric strips together on her sewing machine in the Clutier post home on October 5, 2021. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Clutier Legion Auxiliary member Diane Caloud cuts strips of recycled plastic grocery bags as part of the group's recent sewing day. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Veronica Pavlicek bundles strips of lavender colored fabric in Clutier, Iowa. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Clutier Legion Auxiliary members enjoy a day of sewing and fellowship once a month in rural Tama county, Iowa. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker