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Volunteers recently spent time sewing what they hope will make a happy holiday season for soldiers overseas.

The American Sewing Guild and Penn Hills nonprofit Military Connections hosted the sewing day at Murrysville Alliance Church, creating stockings which will be stuffed with snacks, candy and other treats.

“It’s a great day,” said organizer Margaret “Rusty” Frankoski in mid-July, when she had nearly 4,500 stockings already boxed up in her basement. “We serve lunch, and veterans from the church help carry the sewing machines in and set up the sewing tables.”

Volunteers are asked to bring their own sewing machine, extension cord and basic sewing supplies. They are provided with stocking patterns and the material to create them.

Volunteers have sewn about 5,000 stockings each of the past two years.

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