Sunday, July 27, 2014

Newsletter - August 2014

July 27, 2014

Dear Blanketeers,

We hope you are all doing well.  We can't believe how quick summer is flying by!  We appreciate all of you and your continued support.  We have had a great year and have distributed more than a 1,000 blankets to children in need so far this year!  Thank you to all of you who continue to support our chapter.  We also want to add a thank you to Denna for all her hard work taking care of our deliveries.  In July, Denna picked up 14 bags of blankets to deliver throughout the valley.  Thank you Denna!

Our next blanket day will be Monday, August 4th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 2500 East 3900 South in Holladay.  Please join us for a great time and blanket making too!  We hope to see you there! 

(Please note..Labor Day will shift our blanket day to the 2nd Monday in September - mark your calendars for Monday, September 8th)


“Whither Thou Goest – I Will Go”(Ruth 1:16) 

     Spotlight this month is on blanketeer - Dayle Young – who hails originally from Mount Vernon, Washington.  She puts me in mind of Ruth from the Bible because of her travels with her hubby, Pastor Gordon Young.  His callings as a Lutheran minister, took her from Chehalis, Washington; to Pocatello, Idaho; to El Paso Texas; to Roy, Utah; and finally to SLC. 
      Dayle spent 15 years teaching elementary school P.E. in Washington and Utah.  She also spent her early career as a lay associate, working with different churches to set up programs for singles, and for Sunday schools.  She and Gordon have two daughters, Katie and Elizabeth, and three grandchildren.
     In her early youth Dayle learned two special skills from her cousin Mable – sewing and baking – both of which our Linus Chapter happily enjoys now.  She began sewing at age 10 with embroidery, crocheting, tatting, and later on when she needed a square dance dress, she simply made it herself.
     Since Dayle joined our chapter, she has baked something special for us every blanket day – rhubarb cake is my personal favorite – but her biscotti runs a close second.   We are so happy to have Dayle in our Chapter.  Thank you Dayle for your generosity, for blankets, and for goodies. 

This month we are a little low on the small size blankets (1 & 1/4 yard).  If you have a small blanket that you were meaning to finish...we need it!  When asked we always say we need all sizes and both boy and girl, it just seems we are a running a little low in the smalls this month.

We hope to see you in August and plan for September 8th for next month too!

With a blanket hug,

Millie & Kristin