River Valley Panthers 4-H Club donates ...

River Valley Panthers 4-H Club members made and donated a number of hand-tied fleece blankets for the young patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The two that coordinated this project are pictured above, left to right, Natalie Byrnes and Memphis Miller.

Byrnes remembers receiving a fleece blanket herself when she was younger and had come into the hospital for care and decided years later that she wished to give back so other children could have that same help and comfort. They received a $100 donation for fabric from the Waukon Lions Club to help fund this project. Their 4-H Club, the River Valley Panthers, then helped them cut and tie the fringes for the blankets over the course of a couple meetings.

These numerous blankets were donated to Veterans Memorial Hospital as well as the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department. Submitted photo.

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