County Queens Donate Blankets to Regional Medical Center

County Queens Donate Blankets to Regional Medical Center

May 21, 2024 in Emergency, News, Regional Medical Center

During the 2023 Iowa State Fair Week, the 104 fair queen candidates participated in a blanket making workshop. Each year the blankets are donated to a healthcare facility.  This year Dannielle Burkle (Delaware County Fair Queen) and Addison Gericke (Buchanan County Fair Queen) delivered the completed blankets to the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Emergency Department. 

These handmade blankets will be given to patients in need during their visit to the Manchester hospital. 

“We can’t thank the 2023 Iowa State Fair Queen candidates enough for dedicating time to this project during their busy week. These blankets will be a comforting item to give to the patients we serve,” shared Jeanette Riniker, RMC Emergency Nurse Lead. The RMC Auxiliary routinely hosts blanket making workshops through the Project Linus program. If interested in getting involved, visit to see the upcoming workshop details.

Pictured: Dannielle Burkle & Addison Gericke