“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.