Quilters donate to Head Start, local families
Members of the STEP Office of Aging’s Mill Hall Center’s quilting and knitters group recently donated 18 quilts to STEP Early Head Start. The handmade quilts will be put to good use by children from infants to age 3 in STEP’s Early Head Start program and will be especially helpful during “Tummy Time” — placing a baby on his or her stomach while awake and supervised, which can help the baby develop strong head, neck and shoulder muscles and promote certain motor skills. Additionally, quilts will be given to families who have recently moved out of shelters. Members of the group shown above are, left side, from left, June Fryer, Peggy Long, Betty Weaver, Barb Stringfellow, Bonnie Englert; right side, from left, Julie Shaible (STEP Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Services manager), Sharon Clausen, Jane Wynn, Kathy Cowher (STEP Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Services supervisor).