Friday, February 17, 2006
Patchwork quilt connects firefighters
WOODHULL - A weekend benefit for volunteer firefighter Matt Olson saw
an overwhelming response from fire department volunteers across the
state and the nation.
Olson, a volunteer with Clover Fire Department in Woodhull, has been
diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; the fire department had a soup
supper, bake sale and auction Saturday to help meet ongoing expenses of
his care and treatment.
Art Goodrich contacted fire departments via the Internet, explaining
Olson's situation and asking for patches from their departments. More
than 200 patches were sent and made into a quilt and denim pillow.