Hometown Hero: Mary Walters offers warmth, comfort for veterans
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Mary Walters.
Walters has a long history of working to support the Craig community and particularly to support those who have served their nation. As the wife of a Vietnam veteran, Walters has spent many years aiding vets in everyday ways.
Besides working with the Ladies Auxiliary for services and activities provided by area vets, she has utilized skills such as sewing and crocheting in creating clothing for soldiers young and old.
Christmas 2018 was a merry one for the veterans home in Rifle and Grand Junction thanks to Walters and fellow volunteers, who crafted more than 100 crocheted slippers.
While working on the crafts for the holiday, Walters said it was a team effort thanks to the giving spirit of Craig.
“People in the community started jumping up and coming forward as they have heard about the program,” she said.
Merriam-Webster defines a “hero” as a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Who’s your hometown hero? A local first responder? Your neighbor? A co-worker? A friend? Help the Craig Press honor the unselfish service of our Hometown Heroes each Wednesday by submitting the name of your hero and a short statement explaining why he or she should be honored. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.