Submitted by: Jan Ballard, Choctaw County Extension Service
As stated in an earlier article (January), heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, with 1 in 4 dying of heart attack and stroke. And, because February has been designated as American Heart Health month, Full Circle Knit/Crochet Group of the Choctaw County Extension Service decided to focus projects on Heart Health Awareness. A challenge was issued to community members to knit or crochet items for those in need using shades and variations of the color red.
As usual, the people in Choctaw County are very generous of their time and their talents and we were able to collect twenty-five beautiful creations, hand-made right here in Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA. Phase Two of Warm the Heart will be to distribute the cowls, shawls, scarves, lap robes and children’s toys to people who might benefit from such a gift. Hopefully the recipients will enjoy these gifts that are given to bring awareness about the importance of taking care of our hearts. No doubt, the biggest blessing will be received by the members of Full Circle who participated. There is absolutely NOTHING that can warm the heart like giving.
Winston Churchill said:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Full Circle continues to meet every Tuesday morning in the County Extension Office in the Courthouse Annex on Harmon Circle in Ackerman, from 9:00-12:00. The meetings are free and open to the public. If you knit or crochet, or would like to learn, among a great group of people, please join us. Or, if you have any questions please stop by the office or call 662-285-6337. And, think warm thoughts, it might do you and your heart some good.