(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)
Ruthetta Mitchell, center, is pictured here with Winneshiek County Sheriff Daniel Marx, left and Assistant Chief of Police Brent Parker, right. Mitchell, Marcy Erickson and Shelly Clark created a batch of 100 patriotic face masks for local law enforcement in time for the July 4th holiday. All three women are members of the SEAMSTERS Union of Winneshiek County, a group of 169 volunteers who together have created over 11,500 face masks.They also delivered several dozen cookies baked by Shirley Vermace (Shirley’s Cheesecakes) and Karin Sassaman (The Sassy Baker) Face masks are available to the public at The Depot Outlet; Oneota Community Food Coop; and Decorah Farmers Market. Free will donations greatly appreciated. Find them on Facebook at SEAMSTERS Union of Winneshiek County. For more information contact Shirley Vermace at 563-419-2999. (Submitted photo)