Hillside Girls Club's first registration was held recently and Emily MacNeil was the first to sign up.She is seen here with Ellen Murphy,Leader with the HGC. Hillside Girls Club is a girls group formed some 70 years ago to teach young girls home making skills of the day.
They learned to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, quilt, hook mats and do various other crafts, some seasonal items and other interesting projects.This practise has continued and today the girls learn to do many things that will help them along their path of life. Dedicated leaders meet with them on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the North End Rec Center where they have fun working on their projects. There is no registration fee to join, weekly dues of $2.00 help to offset the cost of materials used.
One major fundraiser is the Annual Christmas Tea and Sale to be held this year on Saturday, December 7th from 2 to 4 pm at the North End Rec, admission is $3.00. There will be crafts, books,g ently-used Christmas items and Bake tables.Biscuits/cheese/jelly will be served along with assorted sweets. Come and Enjoy!
The Girls Club also gives back to the community by supporting the local SPCA with goods and cash donations. The group is very grateful to the dedicated leaders, parents and the generous support of many organizations in the community.
Registration is available to any interested girls from age five (four if in school) to teens to join them on Mondays. Following the Halloween party on Oct.28, regular classes will begin on November 4th, still time to join the fun.