The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Beka Compton
the Times 

One Waitsburg family has sewn 1,200 cloth masks and counting

Donations of elastic are needed


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A small sample of the completed masks that the Winchester family has sent out to help protect people against the coronavirus.

WAITSBURG-Twelve hundred is a big number, especially when it is the 'projects completed and donated' tally. That is the number of cloth face masks that Skip and Lois Winchester, of Waitsburg, have sewn with the help of a few family members. Now, they are asking for the community's help finding elastic for the last 200 or so masks.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Lois. "The family time has been very nice, especially during these times." Lois, who is a sewer by trade, said that the roughly 1,400 masks have been sewn on three different machines and finished on a serger.

While the majority of th...

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