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Knitted with care

Seniors use skills to help homeless

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Beth Deihl, left, LaGrange Police Capt. Mike Pheil and Elaine Tankersley proudly show the scarves and hats created by the Knit Witz, a knitting club at the Active Life Center. The club presented the warm weather gear to Pheil, treasurer for the Troup County Homelesss Coalition, for donation to the coalition.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/01/web1_Scarves.jpgBeth Deihl, left, LaGrange Police Capt. Mike Pheil and Elaine Tankersley proudly show the scarves and hats created by the Knit Witz, a knitting club at the Active Life Center. The club presented the warm weather gear to Pheil, treasurer for the Troup County Homelesss Coalition, for donation to the coalition.

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LaGRANGE — LaGrange Police Capt. Mike Pheil was warmly surprised at the department’s headquarters Wednesday afternoon by members of the Knit Witz knitting club from the Active Life Center.

Beth Deihl and Elaine Tankersley presented Pheil with numerous knitted scarves and hats.

Pheil is the treasurer of the Troup County Homeless Coalition and a strategic member of the organization’s “think tank.”

According to a news release, the scarves and hats will be donated through the coalition to the various men’s and women’s homeless shelters within the community.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.