The Normantown Historical Community Center in Gilmer County serves as a community gathering space and provides a central location to offer services to meet the needs of residents. Recently the PACF provide the Center with a $4,578 grant to expand their clothes closet and sewing room. The organization purchased clothes racks and shelves for the clothing closet, and sewing machines, mats, rotary cutters, and other tools for the sewing room.
According to Sandra Beall, who serves on the Center's board, the sewing room hosts two classes per month, one for general sewing projects and one that focuses on making a sampler quilt.
"Every one of the ladies that attends enjoys and appreciates the classes," said Beall. "They are learning to make table runners, pillow cases, and quilts for use in their own homes or to sell if they choose."
This grant was made possible by the Larry D. and Margaret D. Brown Advised Fund and the Albert Wolfe Family Fund.