Payson Interfaith Council sponsors ‘Blankets for Babies’
project for the community, which included at least five different denominations meeting in local buildings. The Interfaith Council hosts an annual Pancake Prayer About 100 people participated in a Breakfast during Onion Days and recently community service project at Payson’s sponsored a highly successful fundraiser City Center banquet hall on March 25 for dinner and pie auction for Payson’s Helping needy newborns in Utah County. Hands charity.
Seventy-one blankets were completed People of all ages and skill levels by the end of the day and an estimated 30 helped create the blankets, which will be more will be finished by volunteers within distributed to individual homes in 2017 by the next few weeks. nurses and staff at the county’s Maternal
Bonnie Hardy, bureau director of Utah and Child Health office. While some gathered County’s Maternal and Child Health previously in homes and churches to office, approached Payson’s Interfaith make tied baby quilts and sensory “tag” Council last fall about the great need blankets for the project, most came to the for specific blanket items for newborns building to organize donations and supplies, in immigrant or low-income homes in cut and measure fabrics, stitch flannel the county. Under Kent Boykin, chair of receiving blankets and tie dozens of Payson’s Interfaith Council and pastor of tummy-time quilts. Enthusiasm was high Hope Baptist Church, the council jumped and many hoped to repeat the project in on board to organize an interfaith service the future.
Judy Gibson, Cindy Wood and Kathleen Muhlestein work on a quilt during a community service project in Payson.