Knit a square for Knit In at Cowra
Cowra Library has become a drop off point for the ABC Radio campaign “Knit In 2008” for a non-profit group called Knit For Love that sends warm woollen wraps around the world. Anyone can drop in balls of wool, squares or wraps they have knitted or crocheted. There is a collection bag and the cut off date is Wednesday 30 July, 2008. See the display of knitting books, knitted items as well as other winter time crafts. The pattern for the squares is available from the Library and more information about the campaign and knitting instructions are available from the ABC website:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/05/16/2263444.htm?site=centralwest. So start knitting.
Every step at Cowra Library raises money for Shelter Boxes
Caroline Eisenhauer and Marion Mitchell Read at Cowra Library are counting their every step and asking patrons to sponsor them or donate funds to Cowra Rotary Club's Shelterbox project. ShelterBox helps in disaster zones and usually contains thermal blankets, a tent, tools and other survival equipment, light and heat and cooking aids. Rotary is trying to send more to Myanmar (Burma) since Cyclone Nargis destroyed large portions of the country. The pair are wearing pedometers to count steps. Caroline is averaging 8,000 a day while Marion is not far behind her averaging 5,000. Call in to the Library to see the Shelterbox display and show your support with a donation to this worthy cause. Caroline and Marion will feature in the Cowra Guardian and they are pictured here courtesy of Janine Finlayson of Rural Press Ltd.