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A Day For Weaving Hearts

March 15, 2004
Monday - 1:30 am


Ketchikan, Alaska - The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan met at the Totem Heritage Center Saturday for their monthly activity. According to Gretchen Klein, BBBS Program Manager, Victoria Lord hosted the event and renowned Southeast Alaska Native weavers Vivian Benson and Linda Schreck taught the Littles and volunteers weaving.

The Ketchikan Museum sponsored Saturday's special activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Totem Heritage Center. The Bigs and Littles were invited to a special tour of the facility and had an opportunity to create a woven cedar bark ornament under the guidance of weavers Vivian Benson and Linda Schreck.

The children were able to take their woven heart creations and their newly learned skills home with them at the end of the fun-filled day.

Klein said Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to recognize Victoria Lord, Vivian Benson, and Linda Schreck for volunteering their time to prepare the bark for the event and for sharing their time and skills with the children and volunteers.

Klein said their next monthly activity will be with The Friends of the Library at the Ted Ferry Center on Friday, April 2nd 2004. For more information, call 225-3350. Klein said tickets are required for the April 2nd event.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Littles
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

 


Bigs & Littles receive weaving instruction...
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

 

Totem Heritage Center.... children are our future, teach them well.
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

 

Little Alex....
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

 

Woven heart
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

 


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan

 

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