Layettes – June 2019

May 27th, 2019 by Kali Lewis

As you can see we have some baby items on display. They are for the layettes the United Methodist Women put together for the Family Health Department. They receive 1 gift bag per month. Each bag contains 1 hat, 1 onesie, 1 sleeper, a blanket or quilt, and 1 receiving blanket. In it is a card that says “A gift for your baby from the First United Methodist Women with Christian Love”. Unfortunately I have misplaced the original records. I believe Darlene Pruess introduced the program. I volunteered in 2009 to replace Ruth Petrick. The United Methodist Women, along with a few friends and relatives, donate what you see here. I am not going to mention everyone who has so generously donated. I try to remember and thank you in the monthly newsletter. If I have ever missed anyone I apologize. I do get monetary donations which I use to buy flannel to make receiving blankets and occasionally disposable diapers. They like to have them on hand at the Family Health Department. Except for the sleepers and onesies most of the items are handmade. Since 2009 to the best of my record keeping,  Norma has made 60 quilts for the layette. So thank you! We could not do this without our United Methodist Women and their spouses.