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Seniors devote seamstress skills to maskmaking efforts


May 27, 2020

Senior citizens put sewing skills to work in battle against coronavirus.

More people are stepping into the public sphere as Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown's reopening plan for Oregon gains momentum, but if you do, the Jolly Stitchers at the Senior Center have you covered.

Murya Scherer, vice president of the board at the Senior Center and president of the Jolly Stitchers group, started making masks not long after the center's doors were locked, at the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Typically, the Jolly Stitchers make quilts for raffles that support the Senior Center, but this year's work was stalled when COVID-19 forced them into quarantine. Apparently, they we...

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