Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is February 23, 2017
home newssports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » December 30, 2008 » Emery County News » Reaching out to Veterans: Miss Emery and first attendant ...
Published 2,977 days ago

Reaching out to Veterans: Miss Emery and first attendant deliver Christmas blankets to local care centers

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Staff writer

Holly Damron, the reigning Miss Emery, and her first attendant Allie Stokes spent some time before Christmas delivering lap robes to all the veterans and their spouses in the two care center facilities in Emery County.

Their first stop was Emery County Care and Rehab in Ferron where they distributed 25 hand crocheted lap robes. At their second stop at Turnquist Retreat and Cottages, the two delivered 17 lap robes to residents.

Damron, whose platform concerns support for the military and their families, has participated in two activities during this holiday season. She recently helped gather items to be shipped to the military people serving overseas for Christmas, and this lap robes project.

Damron's great aunt, Darlene Thorne, 78, of Bountiful, crocheted all the lap robes.

Recently, Thorne was diagnosed with a brain tumor which, on removal, left her partially paralyzed on the left side and blind in her left eye. Crocheting is her therapy. She has refused to give in to her health problems.

Thorne is the manager of the apartment where she lives, she is an avid Jazz fan, and a constant crocheter. Besides crocheting the lap robes for Damron, Thorne crochets afghans for babies at Primary Childrens Hospital.

She donates the afghans so each baby will have something to go home with. She has donated more than 170 afghans in the last seven years.

Damron and Stokes were both home in Emery County on break from college just before Christmas and delivered the lap robes to the care centers.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (2 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Emery County News  
December 30, 2008
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us