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Ketchikan Correctional Center Crochets for Christmas

The female inmates at Ketchikan Correctional Center began crocheting in early August and spent the last several months creating scarves and hats to give something back to the Ketchikan community. For the third year, the ladies taught, shared and learned how to crochet hats and scarves. The ladies elected to donate this year’s bounty to the Ketchikan Harley Rider’s Association to benefit their Toys for Tots annual Christmas toy drive. In the past area non-profits such as the Salvation Army and the Peace Health Medical Center have been blessed with the creations. Terra Adams, Shelly Douglas and Evelyn Calhoun were among the approximately 15 women that created 97 hats and 91 scarves.

Superintendent Jessica Mathews, Probation Officer Nora Dale and Education Coordinator Dave Kiffer played Santa Claus and delivered the items to the Plaza Mall Toys for Tots location. Donald “Gabby” Evans was the resident Harley rider to accept the items and reported that they planned to provide an item to as many children as possible.

Thank you to the participants of this program for spending many weeks working on this project with the intention of paying it forward.

We appreciate you!

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