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“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Aug. 1990, 80

LDS Scene

SALT LAKE CITY—President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, offered the dedicatory prayer for the new Primary Children’s Medical Center on May 17. The new facility had opened on April 23, when its young patients were moved from the old building in Salt Lake’s Avenues area. The new hospital, adjacent to the University Medical Center on the University of Utah campus, will continue to offer medical care for children without regard to race, religion, nationality, or ability to pay. That was the purpose of the old Primary Children’s Medical Center, which was once owned by the Church but was transferred to private ownership in 1975.

DRAPER, UTAH—The Draper Utah Stake Relief Society recently donated 180 handmade quilts and 50 receiving blankets to the new Primary Children’s Medical Center. A “Snuggle Me Warm” quilting party was held in the stake center, at which sisters quilted as they listened to speakers. The Primary Children’s Medical Center traditionally places a soft, colorful handmade quilt on each child’s bed to help make the hospital a less frightening place.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—“Remembering Nauvoo,” a film produced for use at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center, has received two national awards. The U.S. Industrial Film Festival gave it a first-place award in the history category and selected it from among 1,500 entries as one of ten films in the running for “Best of Festival.” The film also won a Golden Eagle award from the Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE), in Washington, D.C.

ANGERS, FRANCE—Members of the Angers Branch made a six-and-one-half-foot-tall Book of Mormon to display in an open market in Mandes, France. More than one thousand people were attracted to the display, which provided the opportunity to place fifty-two “regular-sized” copies of the Book of Mormon in a single day.