Letters to the Editor
Another local group “Bites the Dust”
September 8, 2022 | View PDF
The Knitting Club, which has existed in our community for over sixty-five (65) years, is disbanding. This is not something new as many other local groups have given up in the last few years.
After Covid and the Holiday Farm Fire, our membership dropped from around 25 to less than 10. We invited friends in the community to join us and even posted an invitation in the River Reflections seeking new members. We got No responses.
Over the years there had been many community activities in which to participate--The Lions Club, McKenzie Arts Forum, McKenzie Garden Club, Rainbow Gals, Bunco Club, Bridge Club, Bingo Night, Saturday Market, and numerous Exercise/Yoga Groups. It seems like our community is no longer interested in participating in group activities.
The Knitting Club, which met every Tuesday in years past, donated various crocheted and knitted items to hospitals and care homes and made donations to local non-profits. It also served as a time for the ladies to socialize and become close friends.
A few of us plan to continue meeting at Takoda’s for a No Host lunch on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. each week. We feel socializing with our friends is important even if we are no longer in a formal group.
If you’d like to join us ladies, please do. Tuesdays, 1 p.m, at Takoda’s