By Colleen Lockhart
Anyone who donates their time to make 25 or more face masks will receive a free bird door knocker to help reach the 3,000 mask goal. At the end of April, Ann Halstead from Halstead Furniture answered the request from a friend who is an emergency room nurse at University Hospitals Geauga Campus for face masks to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. UH Geauga and first responders were, and continue to be, experiencing the shortage of face masks. To help fill the shortage, Halstead contacted Hilltop Variety at 15561 W. High Street in Middlefield who agreed to handle the fabric, pattern and instructions, ribbon and paper clips to complete the masks at no cost. Halstead advises that they have not reached the 3,000 mask goal and would appreciate it if any of you talented sewers would stop in at Hilltop Variety and pick up what you need. Make sure to let them know you need it for the UH hospital face masks.
Special thanks goes out to the Middlefield Banking Company, Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield, Hilltop Variety, Middlefield Post, and the Good News for generously supporting this important cause. Finished face masks can be dropped off at Hilltop Variety inside Harrington Square Mall but if you make 25 or more, please see Ann Halstead in Halstead Furniture on Monday through Saturday and Wednesday by appointment to receive your door knocker!
Colleen Lockhart is a lifelong resident of Geauga County. She serves on the Department on Aging Executive Board, Geauga Safety Council, Middlefield Chamber of Commerce, Huntsburg Grange #2541 and is a member of Huntsburg Congregational Church and Huntsburg Historical Society.