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Plains students donate artwork to Helena veterans hospital

Posted at 7:37 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 21:37:15-05

HELENA — Students from Plains donated art to the Veterans Regional Hospital in Helena for display.

The students partnered with Joint Operation Mariposa to donate artwork created by David Williams and Haylee Steinbach.

Williams is a US Navy veteran who created a horse with the help of Plains High School students to recognize veterans coming home from their service.

According to a Mariposa representative, the horse is part of a larger artwork named "Guardians of the Herd," a 1,000-foot piece that William's work is a part of.

Haylee Steinbach -- who is Williams' art assistant and a sophomore at Plains High School -- is passionate about her work.

"You have to choose something that matters to you because if it doesn't matter to you, then it won't come out in your art that's important," said Steinbach.

The goal of Joint Operation Mariposa -- a veterans outreach organization based in Plains -- is to provide veterans with basic services and benefits earned from their service.