Handmade scarves, hats tied along Fairborn light poles to help those in need

Walking along the sidewalks in downtown, you’ll find the handmade items on display.

Resident Annie Chapman said she was at her job along Main Street when she saw people tying hats and scarves to the light poles.

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“I just happened to be looking out the window and I saw these ladies doing something. It looked kind of odd and I wondered, what are they doing?” she said. “It touched my heart when I seen them out there doing it because I thought, after I figured out what they are doing, I thought, oh my gosh that is awesome.”

The pastor at Risen Hope Church told News Center 7’s Katy Andersen that two members of the church are behind this mission.

“It’s really awesome to see what’s happening. You take a gift such as crocheting and it’s not something you really see as commonly anymore, and these two ladies who still have that gift, they utilize that, put that time and effort in,” Pastor Mike Collier said.

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Collier said the scarves and hats are there for anyone who may need them to stay warm this winter.

“We want the opportunity to serve the people of this community strings attached. So, if they take a beanie, they take a scarf, the throw the card away, then we have still achieved our objective.”

The church has put out more than 15 scarves and hats so far but plan to make more.

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