The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary have spent most of this winter sewing on Tuesdays at the Masonic Hall on the east side of the Memphis square. That building is transformed, each Tuesday morning, into what might appear to be a scene from the old garment factory. Many makes and models of sewing machines are set up on tables and counters, while tubs of fabric and notions are placed near each seamstress, while yet others are working their nimble fingers cutting and measuring fabrics.
For many years, this group of ladies have volunteered their time and talents to make a variety of items that benefit the residents of the care center and the patients at the Hospital. Many of these items can be purchased from medical equipment suppliers for a lofty price, but these willing workers prefer to donate their time and resources making something meaningful and useful for the residents and patients.
The list of items the ladies made this year include: clothing protectors, pediatric pillow slips, telemetry pouches, catheter bags, sensory lap mats and wheelchair and walker accessory bags.
The Auxiliary meets every third Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Scotland County Residential Care Facility Community Room. Membership dues are $1 annually and new members are always welcome.