Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA





Community

December 2, 2013
 

Knots of Love dresses up Garden Grove Civic Center

Printer-friendly version of this post Printer-friendly version of this post
Garden-Grove-Knots-of-Love-01

Garden Grove Civic Center got a snazzy new look Sunday afternoon as non-profit group Knots of Love dressed the trees, statues, and even the bus stop in brightly-colored and patterned crocheted covers.

Usually, you can find Knots of Love volunteers using donated yarn to knit caps for cancer patients who have lost their hair, giving these people a bit of joy and comfort in a very difficult time of their lives.

While the volunteers were decorating the trees, the Ramos family, who had come to feed the ducks at the pond, walked over and introduced themselves. The Ramoses had received one of Knots of Love’s caps for their young child, who was a patient at CHOC and sadly passed away. They still had the cap in their car and wanted to express their gratitude to the volunteers.

One of those volunteers is Fullerton native Kris Sirca, a 30-year breast cancer survivor currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

Kris got involved with Knots of Love in 2009 at the suggestion of a friend. Everyday, she tries to knit at least two caps, each with its own zing or spunk.

In addition to processing, packing, and shipping the caps, Kris serves on the Knots of Love board of directors.

Knots of Love volunteer Kris Sirca decorates a bus stop at Garden Grove Civic Center.

Knots of Love volunteer Kris Sirca decorates a bus stop at Garden Grove Civic Center. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

“It really has brought extra meaning to my life,” she says with a brilliant smile as she dresses the legs of the bus stop shelter with striped covers.

Twenty volunteers gave 250 hours to create the covers with donated yarn that was considered too abrasive to knit into caps for bare scalps.

The colorful display, which is part of Garden Grove’s Re-imagine Downtown project, will stay up as long as it remains in good shape. After it is taken down, the crocheted covers will be cleaned and remade into blankets for the homeless.

For more information about Knots of Love, or to donate yarn or time, visit their website at www.knotsoflove.org.

Featured Photo:

A Knots of Love volunteer helps decorate trees at the Garden Grove Civic Center as part of the Re-imagine Downtown project. Photo by Katie Wiedel.



About the Author

Katie
Born and raised in Orange County, I have a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. I grew up on Star Trek, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Saturday morning PBS reruns of Doctor Who. I am also a proud volunteer with my local police department.



Subscribe to our daily morning email news update!
 
 

 
Valliant, Alexander Irwin. DOB 03/17/1988. Armed robbery suspect arrested by Garden Grove Police Department. Courtesy photo.

Garden Grove Police arrest armed robbery suspect

On Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:55 am, officers were called to the 7-Eleven regarding an armed robbery just occurred. The suspect came into the store wearing a surgical mask, blue latex gloves and brandishing a Glock semi-auto handgun ...
by courtesy
0

 
 
power-outages

Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Sept. 15

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Buena Park, Arnold Wy. and Hershey Dr.: Started at 10 p.m. on Sept. 14. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore po...
by shelley
0

 
 
sun, palm trees, heat, hot, summer

Senior Center offers place to beat the weekend heat

Soaring temperatures can be especially dangerous to seniors and children, especially if homes have no air conditioning. To offer some relief, the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will serve as a public cooling center this Saturday a...
by courtesy
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
Precious Life Thrift and Gift Shop, PLS Thrift Shop

Catch back-to-school savings at Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop

Stop by Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop for their 2nd Saturday Blow-Out Sale! They have lots of new items to choose from just in time for back-to-school shopping. The sale runs on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 3...
by courtesy
0

 
 
Christmas tree balls

Garden Grove selling personalized ornaments for community Christmas tree

Garden Grove residents and businesses have an opportunity to be a part of the city’s holiday cheer with a personalized, oversized ornament to be hung on the community’s Christmas tree. The festive 24-foot tree will be lit o...
by courtesy
0