By Tammy Moore Teague
The Scott County Extension Homemakers project group, Busy Hands, worked with Waldron Elementary School students during their summer school session.
The class was limited to six students, and each were paired up with an adult experienced in sewing. The classes spanned three days, on June 12, 13 and 19. Busy Hands provided the sewing machines. Four of those machines were purchased with a grant from Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council, aimed at teaching young people how to sew.
The students were provided with all needed materials including pre-cut fabric. The students were given daily instructions, and the project lasted three days.
Students participating in the project were Ragean Long, Logan Long, Kenny Slagle Nailea Brunner, Hannah McDonald and Eli Connelly. Extension Homemakers who assisted the youth were Reita Plummer, Lynn Landon, Leann Forrest, Tommi Parrish, Donnie Skeen, Jerry Skeen, Jeff Brown, Bernice Wood and Betty Overturf.