Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:15
After selling their gorgeous wares at the Holiday Fair, the Fuller Village knitters are always on the look-out for a new project. This year Nancy Kearns suggested knitting "chicken jumpers" (sweaters) for the molting hens and chilly Malaysian rooster Prince Peep at the Wakefield Estate. They made a dozen of different sizes and bright colors. When they scheduled a trip out to see how their sweaters fit on the chickens, the Boston Globe picked up the story. After the Globe printed this article online and in the Globe South Sunday edition on 2/25, suddenly these ladies, the knitters and the hens, are "hot" with a follow-up stories by WGBH "Greater Boston"(if you missed it, you can view it by clicking here), Fox TV and the AP.
We love the fact that this great story about how the estate's programs provide intergenerational community engagement and connections. Keep your eye out for a piece about all these "chicks" in the press in coming days or check "Prince Peep"'s Facebook page to follow the story.