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Women’s group seeks socks

The Franklin County Women’s Leadership Committee, a division of Alabama Farmers Federation, is seeking donations for its annual Cottons for Christmas drives.

Donations requested are for new socks that will be distributed to residents in one of the county’s nursing homes.

Each year the committee chooses a different nursing home in the county and strives to provide all residents in that particular nursing home a gift of socks and lotion. “Unfortunately, this might be the only gift some of our local residents receive, and we want to let them know we care about them,” explained group member Shannon Murray.

Murray said traditionally the committee has a donation/collection box at the annual Farm-City Banquet; however, as the event will not be held this year because of COVID-19, donation boxes will be placed at four local businesses in Franklin County:

  • Franklin County Extension Office (give donations to one of the Courthouse security guards)
  • ALFA Insurance Office in Russellville
  • ALFA Insurance Office in Red Bay
  • Kiel Equipment in Russellville

Cottons for Christmas is one of the many community efforts the Franklin County Women’s Leadership Committee works on each year to give back to the community.

Sock donations will be accepted through Dec. 11.

For more information call Carol Glass at 256-810-5446 or Murray at 256-668-3893.