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Adele’s Legacy continues work Moneta woman started in ‘03

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By Tom Wilmoth

    Carole Rogers of Bedford knits all year.

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    A lot.
    Enough, in fact, to provide 75 sweaters and 125 hats and scarves to a program that gives one of each to students at a Bedford or Franklin County school each year.
    That program, Adele’s Legacy, focused its efforts on Montvale Elementary this school year. On  Friday the students got to wear the results of those efforts; and some of those who helped knit and crochet the clothing got to experience the joy of seeing their handmade efforts be appreciated by the students.
    “This is what I do all day long,” Rogers said of her love of making the clothing for the students. “It fills my heart full of joy (to see the items passed out). It’s so good to see their happiness.”
    Several hundred sweaters, hats and scarves were neatly placed on tables at Montvale’s gymnasium Friday and class by class students filtered in to pick out their new clothing. The clothing came in all different colors and all different sizes. More than 250 students received the gifts.
    “To see something you have made on a child is so uplifting,” Rogers said.
    Adele’s Legacy was the brainchild of the late Adele Frischman of Moneta, who, in 2003 began to coordinate the giving of sweaters, hats and scarves to local school children.
    At first the sweaters were given only to students at  Hurt Park Elementary  in