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Students prepare Santa babies

December 24, 2012

Students in the Family and Consumer Science class at Firth High School sewed doll clothes to go with the new dolls given to Firth elementary girls at Christmas. From left in the front row are Marissa Park, Alyssa Ransom, Coveny Gardner, Audrey Butler, Nalalie Gibson, Jenny Robinson and Chelsie Olsen. In the back roware Adrianne Reeder, Sharon Thompon, Jordan Fielding, Bailey Nelson, Kylie Bolinder, Jacee Jensen, Carlie Mecham, Tianna Renova and Lizeth Villa.

Little girls and baby dolls go together at Christmas.
This Christmas students in the fashion design class at Firth High School decided to combine learning to sew and doing a service project.  The activity had a two-fold purpose. The students learned to sew to fulfill a need and children received a “Santa Baby” this season.
Three ladies purchased 16 dolls for this project. The students made a blanket, pajamas and a dress with bloomers for each doll.
Visiting with teachers at A.W. Johnson Elementary in Firth, they were able to identify children who could use a “Santa Baby,” either because of a financial or emotional need.
There were more than enough baby dolls, so the “extra” babies were given to the Haven Temporary Shelter in Idaho Falls.
This project had two winners—the little child who received a “Santa Baby” and the class that learned how to sew with a purpose, said Family and Consumer Science teacher Janice Anthony.

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