Public is invited to knit hats for military men and women
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Yarns by HPF, at 402 Pelham Rd., N., has a patriotic project to help local men and women serving the Armed Forces. With July 4th coming up, Yarns by HomePlace Farm wants to “Knit their Bit” for America’s troops. Following the example of knitters of the past, the company is knitting hats for men and women in Afghanistan.

Jacksonville High School graduate Beau Adams has been in the Army Reserve as a field medic since graduation. Now in his mid 30s, Adams is married and has a 3-year-old son. He serves with the Darlington, S. C., ARNG, a front line medic and Medivac unit. There about 30 men and women in the unit. Both his parents retired from the Army at Fort McClellan, and Adams is on his second deployment to Afghanistan. He will be on the front lines for nine months.

Anyone who would like to send Adams and others in his unit some “home made love” can do so, thanks to Yarns by HomePlace Farm, who will post a free hat pattern in the next few days on its Facebook page. Knitting Fever and Berroco Yarns have donated yarn for the cause.

For those who don’t knit, ideas of how to help fill care packages will be posted. Those who don’t live in Jacksonville can help by mailing 100 percent wool hats in any camouflage color to Yarns by HPF, 402 Pelham Rd., S., Suite 4, Jacksonville 36265.
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