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The SceneWarm hearts, warm bodies

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets. —Courtesy

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home residents picked from hundreds of donated handmade blankets.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Alice Rolfe of the Webster Congregational Church appointed Terry Ohlson Martin to spearhead a project to give every resident of Merrimack County Nursing Home a handmade quilt, blanket or afghan. After hearing the number of residents – 290 at the nursing home and 29 at the assisted living – Martin turned to Facebook. From October until Dec. 20, dedicated individuals across the country have delivered 334 blankets from many church communities in New Hampshire, California, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Virginia. The donated blankets were brought over and the activities department started letting residents pick out their own blanket, quilt or afghan. It was so much fun to see all of the styles, the variety of patterns and colors that were used, and also very heartwarming to see how this project grew from a few blankets at a time to well over the goal of 290.