Senior ruffles up a beautiful fundraiser

Visitors to the Knickerbocker Senior Center in Bay Village fashion the beautiful ruffle scarves knitted by Elizabeth Zachar (bottom row, second from left). Photo by Anne Naumann

Knickerbocker resident Elizabeth Zachar has been very busy the past few weeks. She has spent what seems like every waking moment knitting beautiful ruffle scarves to sell as a fundraiser for the Knickerbocker Senior Center. Her work is seen in local office buildings, around town, and on many of the guests that visit the senior center regularly.

The Knickerbocker Senior Center, located at the Knickerbocker Apartments in Bay Village, provides housing for local seniors. A few weeks back a group of residents decided they would like to take a bus trip. After some research they found the cost to be prohibitive for many of those living at the apartments. So, in an effort to raise money to offset the trip, Mrs. Zachar started making and selling scarves. She sells them for $10 each.

Anyone interested in purchasing one of Elizabeth's scarves is encouraged to contact the Knickerbocker Senior Center at 440-835-1111 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Purchases are tax-deductible.

The goal of the senior center is to raise $1,000 for an "all-day getaway" trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan in April. If Mrs. Zachar has her way, a large ball of ruffle yarn will lead the way!

Anne Naumann

Knickerbocker Senior Center Knickerbocker Apartments

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