Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Local Quilters Donate 61 Quilts to Elk Regional

Thanks to the generosity of local quilters, infants and young children who come to Elk Regional for care and need to be transferred to another hospital will be able to take comfort in the warmth of a hand-made quilt.

Tammy Cherry and Emily Snelick, the sisters-in-law who own Tangled Threads on Erie Avenue, presented 61 child-sized quilts to the Emergency Department and The Family Unit at Elk Regional Health Center. Local quilters spent the last three months making the quilts as part of the “Cuddling Kids” project, and exceeded their goal of 50 quilts. Each child who receives a quilt at Elk Regional will be able to keep it.

From left are Tammy Cherry, an owner of Tangled Threads; Sara Myers, RN, The Family Unit nurse manager; Diane Young, a certified lactation consultant in The Family Unit; Emily Snelick, an owner of Tangled Threads; Mrs. Snelick’s granddaughter, Olivia Snelick-Yancey; George Castellano, M.D.; Bill Wittman, CRNP; and Jim Condon, RN, the Emergency Department nurse manager.

We at Elk Regional are often humbled by and amazed at the generosity of our community. Thank you to the quilters who made the "Cuddling Kids" project a success!