St. Paul Lutheran Church 617 St. Lawrence Ave. Beloit WI 53511 608-365-7064
February OWLS
Amelda Models a Dress
Kathy Pohl Presents Becca’s Closet
Kathy Pohl Presents Becca’s Closet and Knight’s Armory
Kay and Amelda
Twenty OWLS gathered for another find potluck on a cool winter day. The Neitzels decorated tables with Americana items in honor of Presidents Day. Kathy Pohl’s program explained how she became involved in Becca’s Closet at Beloit Memorial High School in 2008. It is a program where the group collects fine dresses and other items to wear at Homecoming, Prom or Winter dance for girls who cannot afford those expensive clothes. The clothes are free and they may keep them if they wish. In 2009 they provided dresses to 83 people. In 2010 they joined the National Becca’s Closet organization. Now they have over 1000 dresses. They also started their own Knight’s Armory for boys who do not have nor can afford suits, ties, etc. for these events. Also involved and helping with the presentation was Kay Hansen. A student, Amelda Domingos modeled two dresses for the group. Now they help about 200 students each year. Several schools in the area are also involved. There are Becca’s Closets in Rockford, Baraboo and Oshkosh. The National program was started by Rebecca Kirtman in 2001 in Florida. A couple years later she was killed in a car accident. Announcements included information on the Church Basement Ladies who 12 will attend the show on May 3. The group collected $41. The group donated $50 to Becca’s Closet. The group received Thank You notes from 16:49 and Adaptive Alliance. Next Meeting: The next meeting will be March 26.
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