Shriners donate MaCI activity bags


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Standing with the activity bags made by offenders at the Madison Correctional Institution are from left, Shriner Jim Blevins; Carla Blevins; Madison County Shrine President Gary Peters; Rhonda Richards, warden at Madison Correctional Institution; and Liz Lassel, volunteer.


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The Madison County Shrine Club recently visited the Cincinnati Shriners Children’s Hospital.

The purpose of the trip was to deliver more than 50 activity bags made by offenders at the Madison Correctional Institution.

Liz Lassel is the volunteer who teaches the offenders required sewing skills to create the bags for the patients at this special facility. Upon hearing of the project the offenders belonging to the American Red Cross group at the facility voted to purchase crayons and coloring books filling each manufactured bag.

The Cincinnati hospital is one of 19 hospitals supported by Shrine Clubs all across the United States offering no cost care for those treated there. Additionally Shrines provide transportation to and from the each treatment facility.

“I want to thank all at the Madison Correctional who participated in this activity. We were advised by hospital representatives the bags will be put to good use and are sincerely appreciated,” said Gary Peters, club president.

For more information about the Shriners hospitals call Gary Peters at 740-852-1694 or email him at Peters825@aol.com.

Standing with the activity bags made by offenders at the Madison Correctional Institution are from left, Shriner Jim Blevins; Carla Blevins; Madison County Shrine President Gary Peters; Rhonda Richards, warden at Madison Correctional Institution; and Liz Lassel, volunteer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/10/web1_Shrinersactivitybagpiccol.jpgStanding with the activity bags made by offenders at the Madison Correctional Institution are from left, Shriner Jim Blevins; Carla Blevins; Madison County Shrine President Gary Peters; Rhonda Richards, warden at Madison Correctional Institution; and Liz Lassel, volunteer. Contributed photo

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