Students team up to sew stockings for troops

(Daily Journal Photo)

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A group of central Indiana high school students is lending a hand to help send holiday stockings to deployed troops stationed overseas.

Students from Franklin Community High School joined those from several other schools to sew hundreds of Christmas stockings.

Teacher Barb Torrey tells the Daily Journal she got the idea for the project while reading that the Indianapolis chapter of the American Sewing Guild needed help sewing about 3,500 stockings annually for Hoosier troops.

Linda Baker of the sewing guild’s Indianapolis chapter says this is the first time a school has helped with the project.

More than 50 people cut out snowmen, reindeer and ornaments to help sew the stockings. Other participants included students and teachers in Carmel, Avon, Greenfield and at Center Grove High School. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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