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Dawson County woman recognized for effort to spread free masks across the nation
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, local woman Shirley Hawkins has been made over a thousand homemade face masks and shipped them to recipients all over the United States and even overseas to Germany. (photo courtesy of Shirley Hawkins)
When the statewide shelter-in-place order took effect earlier this year, Dawson County resident Shirley Hawkins instantly knew what she needed to do with her time, and it wasn’t going to involve sitting on the couch watching Netflix all day.