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The St. Helens-area quilter contributes to the First Lutheran Quilters and volunteers at a local church.

COURTESY PHOTO: COLUMBIA COUNTY RSVP - From left to right: 2021 My Fair Lady Princess Roberta Leuer (St. Helens), Princess Alice Long (Scappoose), RSVP Volunteer of the Month Shirley Frigaard and Queen Lynn Shaw-Hayes (Vernonia).The Columbia County Retired Senior & Volunteer Program (RSVP) has named Shirley Frigaard as its Volunteer of the Month for October.

Frigaard is a dedicated quilter who has been volunteering with the First Lutheran Quilters group for about four years. The group makes quilts that will be donated to Lutheran World Relief, which ships quilts twice per year to developing countries. Some quilts will also be kept in-state and donated to the Oregon Department of Human Services for foster children.

Frigaard also volunteers with St. Vincent de Paul at St. Frederic Catholic Church in St. Helens.

"I think we should all do something, and I'm able to do something I enjoy," Frigaard said, as quoted by Columbia County RSVP. "If we all just did one thing, it would make a difference."


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