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Local group making blankets for hospice patients looking for volunteers


Several Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) clubs are carrying on a decades-old tradition of sewing and serving.

After hours of sewing, stitching and stuffing, Ladonna Tucker and around a half dozen other volunteers are able to deliver their labor of love to someone in need.

Since 1982, members of local CEOS clubs have been handmaking lap quilts for hospice patients and the local V.A. hospital.

“Very blessed, and you’re happy that somebody is using them and they do go for a good cause, to keep somebody warm,” Tucker said. “We had a lady that was in a nursing home and I was taking the lap robes in, she said, ‘Yellow is my favorite color.’ So I picked out a yellow one for her.”

Tucker said making these special blankets is not only a satisfying cause for her, but also a personal one, as she continues the program that was started by her mother back in 1982.

She said with enough help, they can make as many as 250 blankets a year, but aim for around 100 a year.

Now, Tucker said her group is in need of volunteers. If you’d like to help make blankets, you can contact the WVU Extension Office at 304.624.8650.

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