Grand Ledge area women meet to knit as part of the Crafting with a Cause group. They work on items such as blankets for those in need.

Group knits together Grand Ledge community

Cheryl Mulder started Crafting for a Cause in fall 2016 as a way to give back to the Grand Ledge area. Group members spend their time around a large table knitting and talking with one another. They started off making hats and other items. Their finished products go to multiple area charities.

Doing Good with Donuts event donates to fundraiser

By Jordyn Timpson
Mason Times staff writer
The smell of doughnuts lingered in the air this weekend at The Open Market’s last event for the year, Doing Good with Donuts. The second-annual event was held at The Cobblestone Events Center at 205 Mason St., on Oct. 8-9, featuring an array of craft booths, as well as a drive for the Hats, Wraps and Mittens fundraiser. Hats, Wraps and Mittens aims to raise winter clothing for Lansing-area residents by asking shoppers to donate handmade, new or gently used winter accessories. Vendor relations and harvest director for the market, Beth Barnes-Young said The Open Market is working with Volunteers of America, but want to be able to give to more than one organization in Ingham County.