Sep 13th, 2012
LAKE WALES – About 55 Lake Wales High School students have joined the new Sewing Club – including several young men – but the group needs community support to start stitching.
Reading teacher and club sponsor Wendy Wolford is pleased by the student response. Now she is working with students to plan fundraisers so they can purchase sewing machines, fabric, tools and supplies.
“I am so excited about teaching these wonderful guys and girls about sewing. It is a skill they can use the rest of their lives,” said Wolford.
The Sewing Club plans to meet about two hours each week, on Thursdays after school. The first official meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 11.
The club’s biggest stumbling block may be the lack of sewing machines. Traditional “home economics” courses were discontinued a few years ago, so the high school does not own sewing machines.
“If anyone has a sewing machine or other supplies to donate, we would appreciate the help,” said Wolford.
To make a donation, contact Wolford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-678-4222 x109. Financial donations also may be sent to the Lake Wales Charter Schools Foundation (PO Box 3309, Lake Wales FL 33859) with a note designating the gift for the LWHS Sewing Club.
Photo: Teacher and Sewing Club sponsor Wendy Wolford smiles at her personal sewing machine, which she will use to inspire students in the LWHS Sewing Club.