Quilts of Valor
The QOV Presentations were organized by Joyce and Sue in November. 18 Quilts were presented to Vietnam Veterans in individual ceremonies at the Brady's Bend American Legion. I have heard from a few of the receiving Veterans and family members who expressed great thanks to the group for the honor. We of course are thankful for them and their service! We received $150 in donation from a couple of Veterans for our work on the quilts.
We have 8 quilts complete for future presentations. One possible is a woman Joyce met who had 4 children in Afghanastan at the same time. She asked to have a quilt for each of her children. We have 4 set aside for the family in hope that a family presentation with all 4 children can be done together. They are all servicing in different states at this time, maybe over the holidays.
We recognized there are many Vietnam Veterans who served in combat who were not on the list of men from the Legion. We would like everyone's help in identifying more local combat Vietnam Veterans for next year. Please let Joyce or Sue know of anyone you are aware of with a name, address & phone number so we can reach out to them for 2021 presentations.
Well done ladies! The number of quilts were fabulous! Please continue to consider working on additional Quilts of Valor for this coming year.
The Progress News did a nice article on the QOV Presentations! The Butler Eagle was contacted but opted not to run a story.
The Church is still closed to all groups. In fact the preschool is now located in fellowship hall where we normally have our meetings. The need to socially distance required more space. I will submit a letter requesting use of the hall for 2021, however, the pandemic dictates when it will be safe for us to return to meeting.
The quilt will be raffled off as planned. Nancy will have a neighbor in Wattersonville pull the winning ticket the evening of December 7th as planned. Please send any remaining tickets to Nancy Watt at 820 Wattersonville Road, Cowansville, PA 16218 and send a check with your raffle ticket money to Elaine Gabal at 399 Cherokee Drive, Butler, PA 16001. Everything is to be turned in no later than November 30th to Nancy & Elaine.