Veterans recieve ‘Quilts of Honor’

Four local veterans received a Quilt of Honor, a handmade quilt designed to commemorate their service to the country.
 The quilts are made and presented by Grady County OHCE. The quilts are a county project with several persons responsible for the beautiful quilts.  
 Patsy Linn purchases fabric and prepares kits to be purchased by OHCE members. Members construct blocks and return them to Linn who sets them together. Elaine Bitsche or Patty Ennen quilts them and Linn attaches the binding.
 These quilts had a newly designed labeled attached. Mary Parrish was responsible for that part of the project.
 Those honored included Tom Rose, United States Army Lt. Colonel; Jack Hudson, Oklahoma National Guard; Al Hair served his country in the Navy where he was involved in ROTC; Bill Martin served in the United States Air Force.
 Nominations are received by the Family Committee. A short story of each veteran’s military activities and career choices are shared as each quilt is presented. So far ten local veterans have been honored.
 Nominations are being accepted for veterans to receive the next quilts that are already being constructed. Call Joyce Stockton at 405 320-0028 to nominate a veteran.
 Quilt blocks can be seen during the Celebration of Crafts Show held November 19-20 at the fairgrounds.