St. Luke’s hosts open house for Sanger |

St. Luke’s hosts open house for Sanger

Submitted by Nancy Conrow,

In 1999, Pat Drewry Sanger, an Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Registered Nurse and Child/Adolescent Specialist founded Arts-Kids, a nonprofit youth-development program that uses art as a tool to teach children life skills. The model program featured performing and visual artists hosting after-school sessions to kids who have a hard time fitting in to other clubs or groups.

Currently, Arts-Kids works with nine schools in Summit County and two in Wasatch County. In addition, the Arts-Kids model has been adopted by a school in Salt Lake County.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has adopted Arts-Kids as one of its mission programs and with its Diocese of Utah supports a special Arts-Kids group for children on the Ute Reservation.

Unfortunately, Sanger is experiencing health issues and is moving back east to be with family.

So, St. Luke’s, 4595 Silver Springs Dr., will host an open-house, send off for Sanger on Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon until 2 p.m.

This open house will honor Sanger’s legacy to the Park City community, and is also an opportunity for people to say goodbye and express thanks for her inspiration, tireless work and personal sacrifice.

Many have also asked how they can help support her upcoming moving and medical needs, so the rector of St. Luke’s has set up a special discretionary fund.

Anyone wanting to contribute, can write a check to St. Luke’s with Sanger’s name in the memo line.

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