Fort McMurray children hold appreciation concert in Ma-Me-O

In return for handmade pillowcases gifted to them following their flight from the Fort McMurray fire, two children...

Cassidy and Atlas Chaney

In return for handmade pillowcases gifted to them following their flight from the Fort McMurray fire, two children residing in Poplar Bay for the time being gave a thank you concert to the South Pigeon Quilters and Sewists.

Cassidy and Atlas Chaney, and their grandmother Sunny Chaney, played a variety of tunes at the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach Senior’s Centre June 22.

Secretary-treasurer Darlene Bouclin says the newly established group is still in its fundraising phase and has a lot of fabric donated to it, which is how it was able to accommodate the project.

“They donated the fabrics,” said Bouclin, referring to Winfield Country Stitches.

Bouclin hand-delivered the pillowcases to the two children, and one to an infant residing with another family in the area.

She explained the informal quilters are not going to regularly get involved in community events of that fashion at this time but those who frequent the group felt the right thing to do was lend their support to those impacted by the fire.

“They were so thrilled. Just a little thing like that,” said Bouclin.

“It was a little thing we felt we could do for the children displaced,” she added.

Before starting their performance for the quilters and other community guests the Chaney children spoke a few words on how appreciative they were for the pillowcases.

“We’re here today to thank you ladies for our beautiful pillowcases,” said Cassidy.

“We will treasure them for a long time,” Atlas added.

 

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