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Kids Blankets Needed for Victory Junction Gang Camp! WE DID IT AGAIN!! 108 BLANKETS DELIVERED TO THE VJGC! THANK YOU EVERYONE


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#1 sissie44

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:57 AM

Welcome everyone to our 2009 Charity Challenge :cheer:cheer:cheer
This year I would so love to deliver Blankets to the
"Victory Junction Gang Camp"

Victory Junction Gang opened in June 2004. The Camp is a year-round camp that serves children, ages 6 to 16, with a variety of health issues. During the summer, the Camp offers week-long, disease-specific sessions with up to 128 kids per session. During the fall, winter and spring, family weekends are offered with 32 families per weekend. no child or family has to incur the cost of attending Victory Junction. The children served at Victory Junction are not able to attend normal summer camps due to their unique medical needs.

Each camper at Victory Junction takes home a hand-made afghan as a souvenir from camp.


  • we will be doing 6" & 12" Squares. (This will be a great one for the ladies that love doing the basic 6" granny square)

  • The afghans should be knitted or crocheted with bright, cheerful colors! Our camper unit colors are blue, green, yellow and red and are great choices for afghans! any of the Bright cheerful colors:)
  • There are no specific design requirements, you can be as creative as you like!(PLEASE!! NO BIG HOLES!)
  • The afghans should be 35-40 inches wide by 45-50 inches long. you can add fringe if you like:)
  • Round Ripples should be 45 -48 inches across
In addition to an afghan, each camper will also receive a hand-made camp teddy bear or a Vic the Horse mascot.

Here is the link for all you need to know about the camp:
http://www.victoryju...ing_program.php

This is a Project that is not really known about to much outside of the NASCAR Family! SO I really do hope and Pray that this will help them and also help get the word out to such a great place that really helps the kids have a great and safe vacation in their life's!! :manyheart


As in 2008 I will have my friend Sandy here in town helping me with all the picture taking, sewing and storing again (think I need to tell her?:devil:rofl:rofl) or surprise her :eek:eek :lol:lol

we will be sending everything to me (pm for my mailing address please)

Carol "armymom451" & her Hubby will be going to VJGC in June. sandy & I will be taking everything down and will get to meet her at the camp:yes:yes


so are we up for this challenge? will you all come along with me again in 2009? and lets show everyone what a great Bunch of crocheters & knitters we have here at Crochetville!!! :manyheart:manyheart

POST #3 has our Team Button for anyone that would like to use it here or on your blogs! Thank you Tammy "teakaycee" for making the button for us:manyheart


UPDATE ON MAY 28TH!!
Sandy & I will be going down to the camp on June 20th 2009!
to deliver the blankets!
this will be my only drop this year. if you wish to make more blankets you can mail right to the camp.

i do want to thank everyone that has help us to reach our goal this year!! If I am up to it I might try to do another Charity Goal for 2010:yes we will see :manyheart

Edited by sissie44, 22 July 2009 - 09:44 PM.
updated on where to mail

Hugs,
sissie


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#2 bama_belle

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:02 AM

I think I can manage at least one! Count me in.
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#3 sissie44

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:46 AM

I think I can manage at least one! Count me in.


great happy to have you along with us :manyheart
Hugs,
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:25 PM

Hi Sissie!
I am a huge NASCAR fan (have been for many many years) and the VJGC is a fantastic place. I would be honored to join in and help make the children ghans.
I will start off making squares, then once the holidays are over, I see RR's in my future for this project.
Time to go stash diving and see what colors I have on hand.

This is a great charity project :clap:clap
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:31 PM

Okay kids........... after fighting with my internet conection for TOO Long! I finally got all uploaded and ready to share.

Here is the avatar/button for anyone that wants to use it in support of this wonderful cause.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/teakaycee/th_VJGCAvatar2009.jpg[/IMG]




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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:37 PM

Oh you know I am in. I got SS Embroidery print yarn begging to be used.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

Here we go again....you know Sissie I will help ya. :)
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

I'm in! :yay I have a question, though....in addition to the 4 colors listed, is it alright if we use other colors, too? Just so long as they are "cheerful"?

Edited by HollyzHobbyz, 04 November 2008 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:55 PM

you know you can count on my help
last weekend I had my hubby drive me all over to find just the standard colors,Darn Michael's had a sale but did they have the basic colors,Nooooooooooo
So they are set aside just for this project.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:59 PM

I'm in. I'll send you a PM for your address.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

I really want to help but I'm a little stupped on how this works.Do I make the afhgan or just squares?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:08 PM

I really want to help but I'm a little stupped on how this works.Do I make the afhgan or just squares?

Either way. You can make the squares and send them in, then they will be put together. Or you can make an afghan and send it in.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:34 PM

I started this super colorful afy and I'll get to work on those squares, so you can count me in!

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:38 PM

Can we use other colors besides the 4 listed? I have a bunch of Caron Brites but wondering if it is ok to use them? Also what is the deadline?


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

Ya? what is the deadline?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:11 PM

Yippie, Count me in!!!!!

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

how do you make a thread.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:22 PM

I'm in :yay. I have already started a ghan for this and will also make some squares too. I can't wait to see everyones squares, ghans, and rr.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:38 PM

ok Sissie, I want in.....

:cheer:cheer:clapI have reached my goal in ghans for the nursing home, :clap:cheer:cheerso I will start helping you out. :)

Are we only using The Simply Brights in those 4 colors? Or can we use anything as long as it is cheery?


Let us know. I think RR's are in my future...................:D
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

Im in. I love doing the RR's so count me in on this. I will even make some squares for you.

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