Barbara Entwistle: Sixth of Ten 2020 Jefferson Award Winners
Barbara Entwistle’s love of sewing has served thousands of children across the globe. The Berlin, Md., grandmother starting recruiting folks from across Delmarva back in 2012 to make dresses, shorts, and accessories out of pillowcases.
Missionaries then deliver the items to children all over the world. Entwistle says that to date, she and her volunteers have made and sent nearly 700 shower kits, 2,200 pairs of shorts, and 4,800 pillowcase dresses.
“I probably have on hand right now another 500 ready to go,” Entwistle said.
“Barbara is one of the most remarkable people I know,” said friend, Bridget Foster. “She’s a very giving person.”
“When I hear how much of a difference it makes to these little girls in these little villages, that’s what makes me want to do it again and again and again,” Entwistle said.
About the Jefferson Awards
WBOC is proud to be a local partner of the Jefferson Awards, which are presented to unrecognized citizens on Delmarva who provide extraordinary public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.
The 2020 Jefferson Awards are made possible through the support of our local sponsor, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.