Church conducts "Socks for Tots"

Thursday, October 24, 2002
Jordan Miller, Kaitlin Hale and Taylor Bowman collect socks for tots in Russia.

Mary Versberg's six- to eight-year-old Sunday school class, at the Lake City United Methodist Church, has completed a project to provide socks to children in Russia, to accompany the ongoing Shoes for Souls campaign.

Jordan Miller, Kaitlin Hale and Taylor Bowman collected a large box full of different colored socks to send to Russia, for less fortunate children to stay warm this winter.

"The girls have worked so hard, gathering in the socks," Versberg said. "We had heard about Carolyn Barber's campaign to collect shoes for Russian children, and felt that adding the socks would be a good way to help out. We chose 'Socks for Tots' as our theme for the collection. We were very pleased with the response from all those who heard about the project."

Versberg's husband Mike gets involved with many of the class projects also, and recently treated the class to a hay ride. The class stays very busy with other benevolent projects and local fundraisers, which have included, raising money for the Methodist Children's Home, in Little Rock, holding a chile supper to raise money for supplies for children at Riverside West Elementary, provide treats for Valentine's Day and Easter Egg Hunt, bought flags for the Fourth of July, sponsored weiner roast and hay ride, at the Versberg home, saved pull tabs from pop cans to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, in Memphis, and raised over $600 for the Relay for Life, in


"I am very pleased with the class and their concern for others," Versberg said. "They always want to do their part."

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