The Argus Observer

The Ripper Quilt Club members care about their community, and they show that through generously volunteering their time to make blankets, which are then given to local groups. Counted among those recipients are first responders.

Both the Ontario Police and Fire departments were recently gifted 20 fleece blankets, each, to be used in the field.

The departments will keep their blankets in their respective vehicles and will give them out as needed in the field, according to Ontario Police Chief Cal Kunz, who expressed his gratitude.

“They donated their time and effort to do that,” he said. “It’s fantastic to have those kind of things in patrol cars.”

As officers come across various scenes, they can give the blankets to a child to provide them comfort.

The police and fire departments often respond to incidents together, and first responders are willing to share them am...

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Payette Senior Center
137 N Main St, Payette, ID 83661

(541) 519-0847

Director, Richell McGarvey Kekelis
(541) 519-0847

Carol J Vaughn  (208) 866-9137