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30 shawls distributed to Meals on Wheels recipients in Knox County

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ROCKLAND, Maine — On Saturday, March 23, during the third annual Eliza Steele Youth Fast, handcrafted shawls were collected by the Rockland District Nursing Association (RDNA) for distribution by Meals on Wheels to homebound Knox County residents.

In total, 30 beautiful shawls were donated by the Rockland Congregational Church “Angels of Hope,” Thomaston Baptist Church, the “Purls of Cushing,” members of the Finnish Strings (Rantele Players), and residents of Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Rockport, Rockland and the Methodist Conference Home.

The shawls from the “Angels of Hope” were given in loving memory of Barbara Lamb Perkins, a lifelong Rockland Congregational Church member and past RDNA Board Treasurer.  Shawl recipients have shared their joy and appreciation for the warmth and care given to creating these special gifts.

RDNA and Meals on Wheels wish to warmly thank these community knitters and crocheters. The array of textures, stitches and skill is breathtaking.  Clearly much time and effort were given to producing each piece, underscoring Meals on Wheels’ and RDNA’s sentiment that “it’s not just a meal, a nursing visit or a shawl, it’s that someone cares.”

For more information, please call RDNA (594.4522).