Rowe, Forrest families display bows of support

DeeDee Rowe has a heart for health care workers and anyone suffering from the COVID-19 virus, and is not afraid to show it.

While she herself does not fall into either category, the Copperstone at Choto resident recently displayed red bows on her mailbox to show her support during these difficult times.

Rowe said she got the idea from social media, seeing where the trend had started outside of Knox County, and she is hoping it will spread here.

“I know after 9-11 there were flags everywhere, and I thought this would be a nice way to unite the community,” she said. “I’ve had some friends join in, too.”

One of those friends is Shelia Forrest, who lives nearby and also works for Team Health.

“I think it’s a great idea,” Forrest said, noting she has a bow on her mailbox and three front porch pillars.

“Many communities across the country are displaying red bows on the mailboxes & by the front door to show support & prayers for healthcare workers & victims of the Coronavirus,” Forrest stated Sunday, April 5, on Facebook.

“I got my bows up today. Working in healthcare behind the scenes, I know what all these clinicians are going through, and I love and support all of them,” she added.

“I can’t thank each one of you enough for what you are doing daily to keep us all safe. It’s a small thing we can do while staying home to show our support & unity.

“I also put some Easter bunny’s out for the kiddos to find.”