SEW GOOD FOR CHILDREN
The Messenger. 06.05.08 “Bless the Dress,” a work spearheaded by the missions team at Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City, has brought together women and girls from all over Obion County and the surrounding areas. Helen Coleman of Martin (left) and Lauren Kendall, daughter of Jason and Heather Kendall of Union City, are among those involved in the project at Exchange Street Church of Christ. For several years, members from Exchange Street have taken a summer trip to Honduras to provide medical, vision, dental and spiritual help. On her last trip to El Sauce, Honduras, Wanda Reed found the children there had very few clothes. She has made it her mission, with the help of many others, to provide 150 dresses for these little girls. The churches of Christ at Community in Union City, Fremont, Parkway in Fulton, Troy, Sulphur Well in Springville and Woodmont in Nashville have partnered with her and the members of Exchange Street to sew all of these dresses. Also making dresses were students in the Textiles and Interior Design class at Obion County Central High School. “It has been a blessing to each one who has participated to know that we can in some small way make a difference in the lives of these children,” a spokeswoman said. The group’s final total of dresses being brought to El Sauce is 221. T-shirts are being brought for the little boys. Those making the trip this year include Mrs. Reed, Gayle Blackley and Allison Thetford.