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The Cercle de Fermières de Sainte-Barbe gives back to the community

The women of the Cercle de Fermières de Sainte-Barbe recently demonstrated the extent of their generosity by putting their knitting talents to good use for the community.

As part of a new partnership with Huntingdon’s Association pour la défense des droits sociaux (ADDS), the women donated several handmade items to the organization on January 18. These items include toques, scarves, socks, slippers, and baby blankets, which will be distributed among ADDS members to bring warmth and comfort to those who need it most.

The Cercle de Fermières de Sainte-Barbe is now launching an appeal for donations of wool so members can continue to give back to the next generation. Donations of wool can be brought to ADDS, located at 163 Chateauguay Street, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.


The Cercle de fermières de Sainte Barbe recently donated a selection of knitted items to ADDS Huntingdon as part of a new partnership between the two organizations Pictured here are Hélène Picard Valérie Taillefer Johanne Riopel Karine Brunet and Pierrette Girouard PHOTO ADDS Huntingdon


Founded in 1977, the Cercle de Fermières de Sainte-Barbe now has over 35 active members participating in various community activities. The women meet every Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to socialize, share their skills, and take part in workshops designed to pass on their knowledge. If you would like to become a member or donate, please contact the organization by email at, or by telephone at 450-371-5129 and ask for Pierrette Girouard.

The two community organizations are pleased to come together to help weave warm connections within the community. The Cercle de Fermières de Sainte-Barbe are demonstrating that every gesture, no matter how small, can make a big difference in the lives of those in need.

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