By RODNEY D. BOAM
While Kevin and Nida Jensen, of Pocatello, waited in Primary Children’s Hospital for their premature son Christian to gain the weight and strength necessary to leave, Nida crocheted animal beanies at his bedside.
Kevin is a student at Idaho State University. Christian was in the hospital for a couple of months and as a result Nida has bunches of beanies.
“She learned the trick of making the hats from her mother,” Laura Jensen said.
Now that their son is home from the hospital and the bills are starting to pile up, the beanies will be sold and the money used to help pay those expenses.
The Jensens are sending their beanies to Kevin’s parents, Craig and Laura Jensen, of Preston. They will sell them along with two dozen or more other vendors in the upcoming FCMC Holiday Boutique, sponsored by the Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary. Besides the beanies, Craig and Laura are making dollhouses to sell at their booth. Craig put them together and Laura decorated them with curtains and furniture.
The Boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Preston High School Cafeteria.
“It has grown too big for the Robinson Building so we decided to move it to the cafeteria at Preston High School,” said Tracie Jensen, of the hospital.
There will be lots to see and buy.
A large variety of items will be available for purchase ranging from baked goods and drinks, to hand-crafted quilts, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, arts and crafts and a kids’ Christmas corner.
There will be some local talent on display with the PHS Ballroom Dancers. Autumn Coats will bring her dancers and Bonnie Slaughter will have some of her award-winning pianists on hand to play for the crowds.
There will also be cooking demonstrations by local chefs and educators.
Santa will be on hand for pictures and to take gift requests.
Ten-by-ten foot spaces are $25 a booth. To RSVP a booth call 852-4112 or visit the FCMC website under events to fill out an application at www.fcmc.org/specialevents or call 852-0137.
This story is sponsored by The Preston Citizen Bookstore.
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