2012-04-06 / Community

Knitting And Remembering Our Veterans

By Debbie Fleury


The Seaside Senior Center, where the Rockaway Knitting Ladies once met. Their new home, as of this week, is at the St. John’s Residence for Boys on Beach 114 Street. The Seaside Senior Center, where the Rockaway Knitting Ladies once met. Their new home, as of this week, is at the St. John’s Residence for Boys on Beach 114 Street. Mary Romas has been knitting for many years and she is also a teacher at her organization, Rockaway Knitting Ladies. Each month they donate knitted gloves, blankets and other items to participating health care centers. And on March 11, Romas and the Knitting Ladies donated 25 lap-robes and three pairs of gloves to the veterans at St. Albans Community Living Center.

For beginners, knitting may seem like an intimidating activity. Various patterns are stitched using needles and yarn; the patterns can be simple or elaborate. The Rockaway Knitting Ladies accepts all newcomers who have the desire to learn how to knit. And Romas values all of the participants who show up at the library at Beach 95 Street and volunteer their knitting efforts.

The Seaside Senior Center at Rockaway Beach appreciated the efforts of the Knitting Ladies who donated laprobes and gloves. Because of their donation, the veterans in the Rockaway community know that they are not forgotten.

And they appreciate the generosity that was shown to them in gratitude for their service to the country.

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