It is hard to believe. The knitters of the aktiv-kreis senioren heroldsbach were able to complete the incredible number of 9000 blankets. On the occasion of this pleasing event, the knitters of the senior citizens’ active circle invited the participants to a cozy celebration round with coffee and cake at the heroldsbacher pfarrheim (parish hall).
Ottilie mebbacher, the leader of the knitters’ group, buried H. Hoch, pastor klaus weigand, the wife of the mayor, ingrid buttner, sebastian kramer from the municipality of heroldsbach, the municipality’s senior citizens’ representative and chairwoman of the aktiv-kreis erika schneider, and all the knitters in attendance.
For many years now, some ladies from the "senior citizens’ club" have been getting together with admirable diligence to knit warm blankets together. In the first years, the blankets were taken to the monastery in forchheim to father richter, who forwarded them to brazil. After the import conditions became more and more difficult, the blankets now go to eastern europe with other relief goods, which are then distributed to poor, needy families with many children.
Besides blankets, beautiful baby clothes and socks are knitted. So far, more than 9000 blankets have been made and sent to countries in need.
In june 2010, the knitters were honored in bamberg by archbishop ludwig schick for their voluntary work.
As a special recognition and acknowledgement of this honorary commitment, the senior citizens’ representative of the municipality of heroldsbach and chairwoman of the aktiv-kreis, erika schneider, as well as the municipality of heroldsbach, presented a monetary gift. Heartfelt thanks to all knitters for this particularly commendable commitment.
To ensure that the ladies do not run out of material, they are very grateful for donations. They also like to take knitted items that are no longer needed and separate them out. Wool remnants are also well suited to find a useful application in this way.