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Creche Sews Gowns For WCA Hospital Pediatric Patients

May 30, 2014

Lent is a special time of year for Creche members. During that season, Creche honors its longtime history of sewing for WCA Hospital pediatric patients. Creche was founded in 1900 for the sole purpose of sewing garments for babies in WCA Hospital. That year, Josephine Fenton Gifford, daughter of Gov. Reuben Fenton, suggested that her daughter and her friends meet during Lent to sew baby gowns for the hospital. Creche members have continued to sew every Lenten season since. Even during the war years when sewing supplies were at a shortage, Creche members made sure that money was raised so that garments could be sewn for babies in the hospital. Lenten sewing meetings have become a long-standing Creche tradition that survives to this day, 114 years later.



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