Last week several members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Dickson County delivered handmade cards of thanks to first responders and veterans.
“We have gotten together and made over 300 cards for our veterans to honor them on Veterans Day,” said Faye Baldwin prior to the deliveries. “We are presenting 10 to the police department, 41 to the sheriff’s department and seven to the fire department.”
Baldwin, who is the club’s president-elect, teaches several arts classes at the City of Dickson Senior Center, where the cards were made.
Baldwin and several members of the senior center made three stops on a rainy Tuesday.
First up was a visit to the Dickson police department on Main Street. Capt. Don Arnold and Lt. David Cole accepted the cards.
Next up was a stop at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, where members of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department received cards at the pavilion next door for department members who are veterans.
The group moved to the fire station on Church Street where Sgt. Jason George received the cards.
“The veterans get their cards on Veterans Day,” said Baldwin. “Any cards that are left over will go into Christmas stockings. We’re also making 175 hats for the stockings which will include toiletries along with snack items. The stockings will be delivered the week of Christmas to our veterans in the hospital and to a veterans home in Murfreesboro. We do it every year.”
She said that Barbara Brazzell and Debbie Toundas cut the material for the stockings and assembled kits, with club members making the cards.
The group meets at the Dickson Housing Authority at 333 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Dickson.