There are warm heads in Fairfield this winter thanks to Donna Lichty, her mother Beryl Mulloy and friends Maria Lettus and Sue Risso, who knitted 200 hats for the homeless, donating them this week to Mission Solano.
Lichty decided to make a difference by knitting hats for the homeless after reading a Daily Republic article about a girl who knits hats for cancer patients. It has been a six-month labor of love, which the group hopes to continue in the future.
“We hope to knit scarves next time,” Lichty said, “or maybe hats again. Whatever Mission Solano needs us to do.”
Donations of yarn for this worthwhile project can be dropped off at Mission Solano.
Many thanks to these enterprising knitters.
The Fairfield Falcon Youth Midgets Cheerleaders cheered themselves to victory, winning first place in a recent cheer competition. With this win, they qualify for the national competition in either Florida or Las Vegas.
Three cheers for the Youth Midgets Cheerleaders.
Betti’s 02 Fur Life, an online auction, occurred in September to help raise money for pet emergency kits for fire departments nationwide. Those who took part in the auction were urged to nominate their local fire department to receive a Wag N Pet Emergency Management Kit.
Sandy Carroll, a Fairfield resident, recommended the Fairfield Fire Department to receive one of the kits, complete with three sizes of oxygen masks that can be used on a variety of pets. Each kit also contains three oxygen air tubes, a carry bag, a laminated instruction sheet, a kennel lead and an instructional DVD.
The kit was presented to Station 40 on Hilborn Avenue in Fairfield. Carroll’s goal is to seek donations in the amount of $280 for kits for the remaining four fire stations in Fairfield. To donate to this fund, email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and well done.
Tina Gainey, first daughter of Fairfield residents Elaine Brodsky and Bill Hawk, was recently awarded the first-ever Leadership Innovation and Impact Award from DeVry University. Gainey also received a letter of recognition and accomplishment from Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sens. Don Gaetz and Bill Nelson.
Gainey graduated summa cum laude as a member of Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor’s Society and received her bachelor of science degree in technical management.
She is the owner of Greenway Saves, a leading utility efficiency eco-consulting firm in Florida.
Congratulations to Tina and her proud parents.
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