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Doll Study Club’s Passion Inspires a Joyful Tradition
December 19, 2012

Pictured from left, front row are Ruth Hillard, Peggy Large, Ruth Ann Brett (club president), JoAnn Gunderman, Nancy Nelson, and Mike White; and from left back row are Sharon Gintner, Ashley Gintner Davis, Audrey Gintner, Florence Brennan, Frances Brennan, Kay Allen, Elizabeth Moore, Sheryl Columber, Amanda Geiger, (Build-A-Bear Chief Workshop Manager) with bear graciously donated by Peggy Loefstadt who was unable to attend.

The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club continued its long tradition of supporting Mercy Medical’s Pediatric Home Care program by donating handmade stuffed animals hand-selected by club members. This year club members created 18 wonderful holiday keepsakes at its November meeting held at Build- A-Bear Workshop® at the Wharf in Orange Beach.

The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club with 22 regular participants and one junior member strives to meet the needs of doll enthusiasts of all levels and those interested in the history of dolls and doll makers. “Our club is particularly interested in sharing its enthusiasm through education and we enjoy supporting local charities,” explained Ruth Ann Brett, president of the Doll Study Club. The group meets monthly with programs designed to enlighten and educate members in an atmosphere of common interest and passion for dolls.

Mercy Medical’s Pediatric Home Care program has served Baldwin and Mobile counties’ critically ill children and their families since 1998. A Christmas celebration for Mercy’s pediatric patients and their families will be Dec. 16 in Mobile. For more information or to make a donation towards gift baskets for the children and the party, call the Development Office at 621.4884. For more information on becoming a member of the Eastern Shore Doll Study Club call 251-980-5958.