Eastern Shore Doll Study Club ‘builds’ happiness for Mercy pediatric patients
January 23, 2007
Members pictured proudly showing their adorable creations are: standing from left, U.S. Large, Peggy Large, Rose Pederson, Ruth Hillard, Kay Allen, Mike White, Ruth Ann Brett, JoAnn Gunderman, Florence Brennan, Nancy Nelson, Frances Brennan, Eula Patzer, and Martha Kellet; kneeling are: (l to r) Ashley Gintner, Audrey Gintner, Marie Lafferty, Anna Brett and Sharon Gintner. Members unavailable for the photo are Linda Allen and Carol Simmons.
The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club gathered at the Build a Bear Workshop in the Eastern Shore Centre recently where members had a great time building bears and other lovable stuffed animals to donate to children in Mercy Medical’s pediatric home care program. Ange Baggett, development officer for Mercy Medical, gratefully accepted 20 Build a Bear animals from club members, as well as a supplemental cash donation on behalf of Mercy’s youngest patients.
The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club members share their enthusiasm for dolls of all types – collectible antiques to modern dolls – as well as learning about the reproduction of dolls and doll makers, at their monthly meetings and special doll-related events. The club’s involvement with community education and support of local charities makes it a great organization for those interested in dolls. Membership is composed of, but not limited to, residents of Baldwin and Mobile counties. The club meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Delchamps Room at the Fairhope Civic Center. A doll show will be held on Mar. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center. For more information about the Eastern Shore Doll Study Club call Sharon Gintner at 251.621.0502.