Local pastor on a mission for a cause

Pastor Darlyne (Dar) Rath of Southampton is at again.Β  Throughout Covid, she initiated the surgical caps program where she organized a group of women to create colourful surgical caps for nursing staff in all Bruce County hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

In addition, she personally created and sewed hundreds of tote bags and cosmetic bags for new staff at the local Saugeen Memorial Hospital, for the Hospital Auxiliary members, Chantry Singers choir, members of her congregation at Faith Lutheran Church in Port Elgin, bridge players, friends for birthdays, book club members, etc.

The bags were in all different colours and fabrics and, now, she is once again about toΒ  tackle bags to use up her current store of materials and to sell for a cause. She wants to make quilts for Hospice and local Women’s shelters.

Unfortunately, as with everything else today, the cost of material and the fusible fleece required in quilting has escalated and, therefore, Pastor Dar will now take orders for the re-usable totes and cosmetic bags and use the funds for the quilting project.

The handcrafted tote bags, with an inside pocket perfect for a cell phone or wallet, are priced at only $50 and the cosmetic bags at $20 and would make ideal gifts that not only last but are also environmentally friendly.

To purchase either bag or a matching set, contact rath65@bmts.com.