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FACS Department Receives Gift from Family of Ruth Clopine
FACS Department Receives Gift from Family of Ruth Clopine
Lindsey Tietz
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Groton High School and Middle School FACS classes would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Karen Wolter and family for donating a Janome Magnolia sewing machine to our program.  The donation comes in honor of Wolter’s mother, Ruth, an avid seamstress and quilter.  For many years, Karen has worked in close contact with the FACS department, doing the quilting portion of the FACS IV (senior class) quilting projects, as well as offering her expertise on the subject.  Her generosity has been kindly noted by all students as she donates her time to quilting their projects.  Sewing and quilting are very special, time-honored skills that the Wolters’ family has so generously helped to pass on to the students of GHS in the form of a sewing machine.  Currently in some classes, students have to share sewing machines, so by the addition of even just one machine, this can help the teaching and learning process to be a more efficient and productive one.  Students in FACS classes learn basic to advance sewing skills, how to mend and make repairs, how to quilt, and acquire skills that transfer to being a better consumer and possibly a entrepreneur.  Thanks again Wolter family!