Making a difference with pearls and chains
By Katelyn Voorhies
NEKOOSA – There is a gang that typically meets every month at the Nekoosa Library. They called themselves the “Pearl and Chain Gang.”
This gang is a little different though, as they create items for people in need. Mostly for new mothers who would like something for their newborn.
“Mothers appreciate getting something new when they are working with low income.” said organizer, Susan Boudreaux.
The group uses their own money to purchase supplies, but also accepts donations. They share patterns and teach others how to knit or crochet. The group is for anyone who feels like “making a difference with pearls and chains.”
The group is made of six to seven ladies. They make their projects and then turn it into local places, such as the “Baby Pantry.”
They do receive requests from people and the group donates their time to create the personally designed items.
This organization has been producing items for 20 years.
When the Safer at Home order is lifted, the gang will meet again, at 10 a.m. every third Saturday of month at the Nekoosa Library.
For more information, contact Susan at 715-886-4514.