Traverse City Record-Eagle

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March 10, 2014

Northern Notes: Cedar woman hopes to return blanket

Carol Drzewiecki of Cedar is disabled and uses an electric scooter.

This winter has been particularly treacherous for Carol with the frigid temperatures and slippery streets and roads making it difficult for her to get out. On Feb. 20, Carol had been shopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Traverse City and was maneuvering her scooter to get it into her car, thought she was off the ice, but misjudged where she was and toppled over.

Luckily she wasn’t hurt and three older women offered to help her. Carol said that would have been a good way for them to get hurt, too, but one of the ladies called 911 and another one put a warm blanket in her car. By the time Carol noticed the blanket, the Good Samaritan had left. The other women saw her put the blanket in the car but when Carol asked them, no one knew who she was.

The blanket was a godsend as Carol was soaking wet and freezing. She would like to return the blanket to its owner and is hoping that whomever left it for her will see this and call Stephanie Beach at the Record-Eagle, 933-1506, so we can put Carol and her Good Samaritan in touch with each other.

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The goal of the nonprofit Pajama Program-One Million Good Nights is to provide new pajamas to children in need and the Traverse Area District Library is sponsoring a Pajama Drive to help provide “good nights” to local children in need, including those staying at the Goodwill Inn.

Donations of new pajamas, with tags, sizes newborn to children’s size 12 will be collected through Saturday at the library, 610 Woodmere Ave. The drive will conclude with a special “Pajama Jam Party & Puppet Show” at 11 a.m. Saturday as part of the library’s Saturday Sampler series. Children are invited to wear comfy pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for a puppet show, stories, songs and more.

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