By Joyce DeWallace, Contributing Writer
Grafton – What started as an innovative winter project between members of the Grafton Senior Center and students at Grafton High School far exceeded its original goal of 100 knitted or crocheted blocks. As part of the national Warm Up American project, more than 260 squares were produced and the resulting afghans were distributed to the Veterans Affairs Office, Abby’s House women’s shelter and a local church. Sophomore Stephanie Mahoney knitted 40 blocks and other first-time knitters were pleased with their accomplishments.
Senior Apoorva Indraghanty wrote an article for school paper about the project and took the pictures.
“I think that this definitely was a successful project,” she said. “It wasn’t only local for our town, but tied into the national project of Warm Up America that helps people all over the country. If I had more time on my hands, I would love to have tried to learn to knit.”
Barbara Connelly, director of the Senior Center, and Annette McCarthy, crafts leader at the center, worked with Diane Racicot, the family and consumer sciences teacher at the high school.
The students hope to continue this mission in the future.