Area Veterans Receive Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

Sheila Hoene and others begin working on valentine cards for veterans at the Kennedy Free Library.

KENNEDY — Many area veterans will receive a special remembrance from the community.

Thanks to Kennedy Free Library Director Maggie Ruth, volunteers came together to make and send special Valentine greetings to veterans, to thank them for their service. About 75 names were submitted to the library.

On Feb. 11, residents came together to finish making and mailing the special cards. One person had read about the project and donated some of her handmade cards.

A Sunday school class from the Kennedy United Methodist Church made some cards for the project. Ms. Ruth had all the supplies ready for the volunteers, and she was pleased with the turnout. Every veteran on the list would be getting a card to thank him or her for being a special person.

Those who came to help make the cards expressed their thanks for being able to pay tribute to those who have served their country. Every card created was an effort to thank these vets, and to bring a bit of sunshine to their day.

Kade Joseph Babcock and Diane Babcock working on valentine cards for veterans at the library.

Ms. Ruth said she was very grateful for all those who donated their time and helped to make this project a success. She noted that the Ladies Auxiliary of the Randolph American Legion Post 181 had graciously offered to donate the postage costs for the mailing.