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Business helping children stay warm

The Okie Fabric Stash employees Lorie Schwab, Susan Goldsberry, Rella Johnson and Secret Stewart-Shaw. (Photo by Maxine Wheelan)

The Okie Fabric Stash employees Lorie Schwab, Susan Goldsberry, Rella Johnson and Secret Stewart-Shaw. (Photo by Maxine Wheelan)

Okies Fabric Stash hosting event on Nov. 13 make hats, scarves for children:

By Maxine Wheelan
Staff Writer
A new fabric store in Midwest City, located at 5904 SE 15th Street was opened on July 29, by some of the ladies that worked at Hancock Fabrics that closed earlier.  They saw how many residents depended on being able to quilt, sew and make beautiful things for their home and they opened “Okies Fabric Stash”.
Owners Lorie Schwab and Rella Johnson even hired some of the workers from Hancock’s to help serve the customers.
As residents of Midwest City they have had the opportunity to visit with many other residents and know the need for warm clothing for children in the area.
On Sunday, Nov. 13, when the shop is closed, they will be holding a “Come-n-Go Potluck” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to put their sewing knowledge to work.
Everyone is invited to bring their fleece, (or purchase at the shop) a goodie to share and their enthusiasm to help the children in the area be “Wrapped in Warmth” this winter.
They will be creating hats and scarves for the 2,000 Mid-Del students who are considered homeless.
Mr. Tom Bridgett of the City will be bringing in several tables and Gary, who has the business next door,  Sooner Acoustic Music will be furnishing chairs as needed.
They invite you to stay all afternoon or come-n-go.  You can also just stop in to have a snack and visit with the workers.
For more information,  call Rella Johnson at (405) 455-5084.

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