The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Holiday Decorations

January 7, 2014

Merrily Swoboda Decoration

Merrily Swoboda of Alum Bank writes that her 97-year-old mother, Mary Kodis, of Windber is a seamstress and needleworker and created these nativity figures. “Among the most treasured of her creations are the crocheted creche sets, such as this one, that she’s made over the years for her children and grandchildren,” Swoboda said.


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