Anza Thimble Club works for their community

Kathryn Allen

Special to Anza Valley Outlook

Fall is always a busy time for the Thimble Club ladies, and last year was no different. The bakers produced a wealth of goodies for the club’s booth at the Renaissance Faire, as well as for their booth at the Anza Civic Improvement League’s annual coat drive. Those who attended braved the wind, dust and cold at both events to come out and support the club by purchasing delicious baked goods.

The Thimble Club donated to the community in 2017, including a $2,000 donation to the Anza Veterans of Foreign Wars Post to help with the expenses of their new air conditioning and heating system; honoring the service of the veterans by delivering over 70 handmade lap robes to the veterans at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital and delivering Christmas stockings, filled with school-approved supplies, to the kindergarten students at Hamilton Elementary School.

The club invited well-known community speakers to share at their meetings. Bobbi Burch from the Anza Scholarship Fund shared a heart-warming letter from one of the scholarship’s anonymous recipients. Kevin Short from the Anza Electric Cooperative updated club members on ConnectAnza and other matters. To wind up the year, the Rev. Blake Booth from Anza CityReach Church provided an inspiring invocation for the December meeting.

The Anza Thimble Club, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, welcomes guests and, despite the club’s name, there is no sewing required. The club raises money by putting on a variety of events during the year, and at the end of the fiscal year, they donate the profits to local groups. The club meets 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except July and August, with lunch served at noon, in the meeting room of Anza CityReach Church, 43275 Chapman Road, in Anza. For more information, contact Sally Kaspar at (817) 366-6413 or Kathryn Allen at (951) 763-0209.

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