Immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, “The Miracle Worker” tells the story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller. This classic dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Anne realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Friends and family of Galen Huelsmann have something to feel very proud of — they completed their goal of making 1,000 fleece blankets for St. Louis Children's Hospital in memory of Galen Huelsmann, who lost his battle with cancer last September at the age of 16. The blankets were finished within the first year anniversary of Galen's passing which will be Sept. 24. The blankets will be distributed throughout St. Louis Children's Hospital. All the fabric for the blankets has been donated by people throughout the community, including the students at Central High School and the staff at Aviston Elementary.
Galen's family and friends want to thank St. Francis Church in Aviston for letting them use the parish hall to make the blankets. Sometimes they had 30 plus people helping and they needed the space.
In one evening, the group of volunteers made 65 blankets, which is amazing! Plus, several families in the area made blankets during the holidays and donated them instead of exchanging gifts among each other. Someone was always dropping finished blankets off at the Huelsmann home.
Galen's mother, Carol Huelsmann, said volunteers will continue making blankets in memory of Galen. In fact, the group is planning to deliver more blankets over the holidays.
"Who doesn't like a warm blanket to snuggle with when you don't feel good?" Carol said.
Breese American Legion members join residents and staff of the new senior living community for their first official raising of the American flag.
Residents and staff at Legacy Place in Breese paid tribute to the American flag and this great country that we call home during a flag raising ceremony on Friday, Sept. 5.
Installation of the new flagpole and surrounding landscaping was recently completed at the new senior living community which opened last month. A grand opening and open house for the public are being planned for October (date to be announced).
Presenting the Colors were members of the Breese American Legion. After raising the flag, Legion Commander John Daugherty welcomed the Legacy Place family to Breese and thanked executive director Amanda Santel for inviting the Legion members to be a part of the flag raising ceremony.
“We rarely get an opportunity like this to give respect to the flag at the beginning of her tour of duty,” Daugherty said.
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