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Lions Valerie Clarke overwhelmed with support

Val Clarke, chair of the Lions Max Simms Memorial Camp Foundation, is overwhelmed with support for the camp.
Val Clarke, chair of the Lions Max Simms Memorial Camp Foundation, is overwhelmed with support for the camp.

Sewing and knitting is a pleasure for Debbie Noseworthy, so when she heard the Max Simms Memorial Camp was looking for quilts, she set to work.

The Stephenville native has been creating and donating for at least the last 15 years and doesn’t see an end in sight.
Falling into the opportunity to make and donate 10 quilts for the camp was something she enjoyed.
“It’s a good feeling,” said Noseworthy of her work. “I grew up with very little and if I can give something to others then I will.”
Noseworthy is one of many people that stepped up to the plate in donating handmade quilts for the 80 beds at the camp.
Val Clarke, chair of the camp foundation said she has been overwhelmed with the amount of support after creating a community challenge.
“I am so happy to say we anticipate at least 50 new quilts will be ready before the camp opens this year,” said Clarke.
She knew there were people and groups out there with the skills needed to create the quilts, but she didn’t know it would happen so fast.
Clarke said it’s only been a couple of months since the Lions first put the need out to the public and since then many community groups have stepped forward.
The Anglican Church Women of both the Isle aux Morts and Grand Bay parishes have donated quilts and Clarke said there are other groups currently working on more as well.
The camping season for the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp starts in May, and Clarke is looking forward to seeing the new quilts on the camper’s beds.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

The Stephenville native has been creating and donating for at least the last 15 years and doesn’t see an end in sight.
Falling into the opportunity to make and donate 10 quilts for the camp was something she enjoyed.
“It’s a good feeling,” said Noseworthy of her work. “I grew up with very little and if I can give something to others then I will.”
Noseworthy is one of many people that stepped up to the plate in donating handmade quilts for the 80 beds at the camp.
Val Clarke, chair of the camp foundation said she has been overwhelmed with the amount of support after creating a community challenge.
“I am so happy to say we anticipate at least 50 new quilts will be ready before the camp opens this year,” said Clarke.
She knew there were people and groups out there with the skills needed to create the quilts, but she didn’t know it would happen so fast.
Clarke said it’s only been a couple of months since the Lions first put the need out to the public and since then many community groups have stepped forward.
The Anglican Church Women of both the Isle aux Morts and Grand Bay parishes have donated quilts and Clarke said there are other groups currently working on more as well.
The camping season for the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp starts in May, and Clarke is looking forward to seeing the new quilts on the camper’s beds.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

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