Lamar Hospice Receives Unexpected Donation

Alta Clements from Plato, Missouri likes to crochet, and she’s been doing it for years. An employee of Sun Valley Rides Carnival, in Lamar for the annual fair, Alta donated 13 of her crocheted afghans to the Lamar Hospice Association after speaking with several members of the fair board.

She made her presentation Friday afternoon, August 12 at the Hospice Center offices on West Olive Street, accompanied by Steve Mattfeldt also of Sun Valley Rides. Alta said she has a lot of spare time when they’re on the carnival circuit and crocheting keeps her occupied in a productive way. Based on the patterns, she said it takes her about two weeks to complete one. When she mentioned that her afghans were beginning to take up space in her trailer, some fair board members recommended hospice as a donation point. The afghans will be given to Lamar Hospice clients.

Pictured left to right are: Alta Clements, Steve Mattfeldt, Debbie Poole, R.N. Vicki Lewis of Hospice, Darla Klotz, and R.N. Tammi Clark of Hospice. Lewis said she’ll be working on an outreach project, to help educate the public in general about the variety of services provided to the public by Hospice.

By Russ Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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