Payson In­ter­faith Coun­cil spon­sors ‘Blan­kets for Ba­bies’

Serve Daily - - MERIT ACADEMY - By Miriam Hawkes Boa­tright

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.

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