From left: Malinda Jones, Jerry Berglin, Ruth Miller,
Margaret Nelson, Marianee Wessoly, Ruby Glickerman, Lena
Gregory, Judy Conover, Larry Martin and Pat Cooper.
Not pictured: Greta Lane and Rosemary Meyer.
Friendship Manor residents are friends in deed
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Every baby born at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital leaves with a handmade baby blanket,
thanks to the residents of Friendship Manor. Friendship Manor
residents have been donating their time and talents to the hospital
for this project for close to two years. The volunteers have made
approximately 450 blankets.
The blankets are made with fabrics donated by local individuals.
Some quilts are sold and the revenue is used to purchase more
"We at Friendship Manor always look forward to quilting the baby
blankets for all the newborns," said Ruth Miller, a Friendship Manor
Creating blankets for ALMH babies has become a popular hobby for
many Friendship Manor residents. In fact, a special room has been
set aside that allows residents to work on the blankets anytime, day
or night. The room is organized in assembly-line fashion, ready and
waiting with batting, fabric and sewing supplies. While baby designs
are the most popular, the volunteers also make holiday-themed
blankets and some adult "throws."
Any interested individuals who may want to donate clean fabric or
baby-themed fabric or batting to the project should contact Jerry
Berglin at Friendship Manor. Berglin can be reached at 217-732-9647.
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ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed critical-access
hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System. The hospital
employs 315 in a variety of roles. For more information, visit