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Cushions, pillows and bedding made by members of the Church of Christ.
A member proudly displays her work.-PHOTOS BY Rasbert Turner/Photographer
These ladies proudly display their work.
Handcrafted items being exhibited at the Old Harbour Expo in St Catherine.
Bedding made by of members of the Church of Christ on display at the Old Harbour Expo in St Catherine.
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St Catherine church assists people to help themselves

Rasbert Turner, Arts & Education Writer

At
a time when things are hard and persons are finding it difiicult to
make ends meet, a church in St Catherine has started a sewing project to
assist members of the community.

This is the reality of the
Church of Christ in Succabba Pen, Old Harbour, where a number of lovely
pieces were on display at their expo.

"We started to sew pillows,
bags, cushions, neck rolls, blankets, curtains and other items, now we
have expanded to pillows, rugs, tablecloths, and other pieces,''
coordinator Hazel Kelly said.

She told Arts and Education
that the project, which started last year, has grown and has taken on
persons from the community in order to make them earn as well as to
learn a skill.

MORE TRAINING REQUESTED

The success of the
project has resulted in the need for further training and strengthening
of the marketing aspect of the business.

"Members from the United
States will be coming to train about 20 persons to sew and knit items
that can be sent abroad, and they will provide a market for us. This can
help the church to better assist the community,'' Kelly said.

She said the aim is to expand the project so as to help more persons within the poor community in which it operates.