McNary Shipping Supervisor Debbie Dirks and her long-time girlfriends, in honor of one of the friends’ being stricken with cancer, spent their last annual weekend trip creating useful items for the less fortunate.

Dubbing themselves the Lady Angels, the women took a turn from their usual hobby of crafting pink-ribbon angel pins and window hangers and made four tie blankets. Two blankets, one for a boy and one for a girl, went to a domestic-violence shelter, and two blankets, one for a gentleman and one for a lady, went to a dialysis center.

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