Nancy and granddaughter, Lauren
Yankee Doodle Homecoming

This year’s Yankee Doodle Homecoming, an annual town celebration in Billerica, Massachusetts, welcomed Nancy H.
Shannon, John, Nancy and Lauren
and her beautifully hand-sewn items, to the town center’s weekend craft fair.  Nancy’s wares included pillow case sets, holiday aprons, fleece wraps, and beautiful storybook quilts. Nancy’s efforts, with help from her son John, daughter-in-law Shannon, and 7-year-old granddaughter Lauren who is affected with Harlequin ichthyosis, paid off after shining a big spot light on ichthyosis and raising almost $800 for FIRST.  The event was held September 16-17and as orders continue to pile in, seems to have the potential for an annual event.  Get sewing Nancy and see you next year.  Nancy is to be commended for her year round efforts for FIRST.  She is a fantastic champion for ichthyosis and a wonderful grandmother to Lauren.

The community really came out to show their support to the Hamill family and they were able to answer many questions about FIRST and ichthyosis.

In addition to the craft fair, Lauren and Shannon walked for Lauren’s school in the morning parade and attended the evening firework celebration, which included live music and dancing.

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