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Sawnee Woman's Club and Reaping Nature partner for crafting with seniors



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Forsyth County seniors spent the day crafting alongside members of Sawnee Woman's Club and Reaping Nature. (click for larger version)
December 03, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Conservation Department of the Sawnee Woman's Club (SWC) and Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation have partnered to bring reuse crafts to seniors at the Forsyth County Senior Center at Charles Place.

"The center is a very special place for me," said Denise Carleton, SWC's conservation department chair and Reaping Nature's executive director.

"My grandmother frequented the center three or four times a week before her stroke last November and her passing in February," she said. "My life is greatly enriched each and every time I visit."

Carleton's grandmother started a bring-your-own coffee mug initiative to save the center money and to stop cups from entering the landfill. Seniors have also started bringing in their old shoes for recycling.

"It just goes to show that you're never too old to make a difference," Carleton said.

Members of the club and Reaping Nature will visit the center again in December to do a holiday reuse craft and then return in the spring for two more activities.

To learn more about Reaping Nature and the Sawnee Woman's Club, you can visit them online at www.reapingnature.org and www.sawneewomansclub.org.

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