Tuscola apparel classes support mission trip

May 22, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo Students from the Apparel II class are pictured holding stuffed animals they made to donate to a local church. Pictured, from left, is Heather Nelson, Kelly Carone, Sydney Nichols and Katie Carone.

Near the end of the school year, Joyce Golden’s Apparel I and II classes at Tuscola High School took on a community project.

The class teamed up with a local church going on a mission trip to Southeast Asia. The name of the church and exact location of the mission trip are not provided for security reasons.

The church requested handmade items to give to the children they come in contact with.

Both apparel classes made dresses from actual pillow cases or materials donated to the classes. The Apparel I class made a pillow cases earlier in the year, so adding a few extra steps to the project was not a problem.

The Apparel II class made stuffed animals from patterns or from their own design. Since students didn’t know how young the children receiving the animals would be, they drew the faces on the animals as opposed to adding buttons for eyes or noses.

The students were excited to know something they made would make a difference in a child’s life. It was a good experience for all involved.