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More crochet hats than you can shake a stick at.

Awkward title, I was aiming for clever. I don’t have Steve Cotton’s talent for headlines, maybe he subcontracts? Back to the subject at hand, I crochet hats. Seems odd since I live in the land of heat and humidity. It’s the IWC’s fault. Several years ago, a couple of the ladies started visiting the kids in the Children’s Cancer Unit at the O’Haran hospital. We used to get a lot of English speaking kids from Belize receiving treatment and one of the Doctors asked his mom if any of her English speaking friends wanted to visit.  From this simple request the Cancer Kids project grew. There are fewer Belizan children but that is due to politics not to any decrease in the incidence of childhood cancer.  However, this post is about the hats, and also a reminder that there are still raffle tickets available for the Hugs and Kisses Afghan. In between my own projects, I crochet hats for the ...

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Hugs and Kisses Afghan raffle

  One of the International Women’s Club’s projects is providing handmade caps, activity books, story books, crayons, and assorted “smile-bringers” to  children being treated for cancer at O’Horan Hospital. Two members visit weekly, distributing joy to from 15 to 25 children from all over southeast Mexico and Belize, infants to age 16. To help fund this project, which costs over $10,000 pesos per year, two IWC members, Beth Knepp and Theresa Gray, have crocheted an heirloom afghan in white, which measures 66 x 66 in (168 x 168 cm) – a perfect size and weight, especially during our frequent winter nortes.  Tickets for a drawing to be held December 20th during MEL’s evening social, cost just $20 pesos, or 3 for $50, and can be purchased from Jonna Harlan < lou@baddog.com > or Beth Knepp <smiles4beth@yahoo.com>. If you or someone you know would like to knit or crochet some hats to cover those newly bald heads, contact Marianne Kehoe <kehoedds@comcast.net>. She will send hints and ...

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