04 April 2012

Governor's Proclamation

Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc, has already done a fabulous job getting this information out to knitters all across our country. Governor Nathan Deal will be issuing an executive proclamation recognizing the knitters and crocheters of Georgia. As part of that proclamation, he will be naming Saturday April 14, 2012 as statewide knitting and crochet day. There will be a rally on the Capitol steps that day from 11 AM until 2 PM.

As current president of North Georgia Knitting Guild and a past president of Atlanta Knitting Guild, I am overjoyed to see the knitters and crocheters of our community being recognized in this way. We know historically that knitters have contributed to their communities in times of need. Very often, knitters have been asked to make garments for soldiers at war. In the past it has been socks, but in our century it has been helmet liners. We make stoma covers, chemo caps, and preemie baby clothes that are distributed in our hospitals. We make scarves to celebrate Special Olympians or children graduating from foster care. We make blanket squares for Warm Up America. We make trauma bears to comfort children in dire circumstances.

I cannot begin to express how pleased and proud I am to be part of this amazing community!

I'll be looking forward to seeing everyone a week from Saturday in the shadow of the gold dome.

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