Top News

Baie Verte sisters make a thank you card for essential workers

Baie Verte sisters Tahlia, left, and Claire Lewis wanted to show their support for essential workers so they made a sign. With a little help from their younger siblings, the pair stationed it at the end of their driveway on March 30. Contributed photo
Baie Verte sisters Tahlia, left, and Claire Lewis wanted to show their support for essential workers so they made a sign. With a little help from their younger siblings, the pair stationed it at the end of their driveway on March 30. Contributed photo

Nicholas Mercer

The Central Voice

Baie Verte, N.L. — Tahlia and Clarie Lewis wanted to show their support for essential workers.

They Baie Verte sisters had already made sure to get some stuffed dolls in their window for the community teddy bear hunt. They painted ‘Stay Home’ in another window and an Easter bunny found its way on another pane of glass.

Still, there was more to do.

“We just wanted to say thank you to all of the people working to keep us safe,” said 14-year-old Tahlia.

So, they did.

On March 30, the pair found a piece of board and starting putting together what would be their thank you card to essential workers in their town and province.

As an aside, their father Keith is a firefighter.

“Being a firefighter myself, it gives me great pride when I see my kids involved in our community spirit,” he wrote in an email.

The sisters printed the logos for fire departments, paramedics, nurses and police.

With the help from their younger siblings Keirsten and Wyatt, the group taped each to the bottom of the sign. It took them about an hour to piece everything together.

The next step was to find a place to permanently display it. They found it at the front of the family driveway where the sign now rests.

Since putting it up, people who pass the sign have been slowing down to read what is on it and show gratitude, including waving, for the work.

A social media post has also drawn plenty of interest.

The Lewis children now add their names to the list of people who have been showing their support for the essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, towns across the province implored their residents to make noise as a show of support. In Botwood, some residents held a parade for essential workers.

“It feels good to be a part of the movement and express how we feel about (essential workers),” said Claire.

[email protected]

Did this story inform or enhance your perspective on this subject?
1 being least likely, and 10 being most likely

Recent Stories