An Overdue Thank You

Mercy House Residents First To Say ‘Thanks’ To Hat Maker

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Posted: October 10, 2012

Amanda Huffman adjusts the knitted hat for her 8-month-old daughter Bella during a gathering of Mercy House residents, who posed wearing hats knitted by Virginia Smith of the Hampton Roads area. Smith received a group photo as a thank you for her efforts. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Lexy Missal, 4, tries on her knitted hat during a picnic gathering of residents of the Mercy House shelter in Harrisonburg last month.
Nayeli Amaya, 3, (center) watches her mother being served as her cousin James Rosas, 4, looks on during a picnic last month for residents of the Mercy House shelter in Harrisonburg. The residents were wearing hats knitted by Virginia Smith of the Hampton Roads area.

HARRISONBURG — Nearly every day, Warsaw resident Virginia Smith spends time knitting hats for people she’s never met.
 
There is a comfort the 71-year-old gets from shipping her handmade…



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